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 06-06-2022 at 8:35 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 3300 block of Holmes Ranch Road in Philo, CA, to investigate a domestic violence incident. Upon their arrival, Deputies met with fire and medical personnel. The Deputies contacted Margaret Farley, who displayed objective signs of alcohol intoxication and was uncooperative with their investigation.
The Deputies were able to locate an adult male, 51 years of age, with a wound to his eye. The Deputies began their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Farley and the adult male were drinking alcohol together. At one point they began arguing and Farley punched the adult male in the eye, causing a visible injury. The Deputies observed the adult male displayed objective signs of alcohol intoxication as well.
The Deputies completed their investigation and arrested Farley for 273.5 PC (Felony Domestic Battery). Farley was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where she was held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
The alleged actions described in this press release describe domestic abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.
The following are domestic violence resources available in Mendocino County and surrounding areas:
- Mendocino County
- Contact a crisis counselor at Project Sanctuary by calling (707)463-4357.
- Humboldt County
- Call Humboldt Domestic Violence Services at (707)443-6042 or at 1-866-668-6543
- Trinity County
- Contact the Human Response Network at (530)623-2024
- Lake County
- Contact the Lake Family Resource Center community crisis line at 1(888)485-7733.
- Sonoma County
Contact the YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline at (707)546-1234