The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 05-26-2022 at about 7:50 PM, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls about a male subject on the roof of a business in the 200 block of Branscomb Road in Laytonville, California.
The callers advised the male subject was in possession of a knife, had blood on his body and was asking for help.
Deputies responded to the location and requested Laytonville Fire and Ambulance to stage nearby, in case the male subject needed medical attention.
When Deputies arrived they found James Simmons being treated by Fire personnel in the back of an ambulance. Simmons advised he had been assaulted prior to getting on the roof but did not want anyone prosecuted.
Deputies confirmed Simmons had a Felony no bail warrant for his arrest. Simmons was arrested after being treated by medical personnel .
Simmons was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no bail status.