Mendocino Sheriff arrests father and son assault & battery suspects
From the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department:
“On 12-20-2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call for service regarding a physical altercation in progress at a residence in the 5000 block of Albion Little River Road in Little River, California.
After Deputies arrived on scene the involved parties were separated and an investigation was initiated. During that investigation, Deputies learned the altercation resulted from a civil dispute over property.
A 32 year-old adult male arrived at the location in order to return property to the resident, Anthony Oakley.
Deputies reviewed video footage of the incident and observed a verbal confrontation quickly ensued between Anthony and the adult male after he arrived at the location.
The confrontation escalated when Anthony’s father, John Oakley, and the adult male became entangled in a physical struggle that led to the adult male being taken to the ground.
While John pinned the adult male to the ground, the adult male was struck repeatedly in the head by Anthony with several strikes being delivered by both hand and foot.
The adult male was transported from the scene to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital by ambulance due to injuries sustained from the assault.
In addition to several minor injuries to the adult male’s face, Deputies determined he sustained a severe laceration to the right side of his head that would require suturing.
Deputies arrested Anthony and John as principals to the listed charges as the battery resulted in serious bodily injury and the adult male was kicked in the head several times.
Both Anthony and John were booked into the Mendocino County Jail where they each were to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.”