Mendocino Sheriff issues press release on attempted murder arrest
Originally published by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 02-23-2020 at about 12:16 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Faull Avenue in Ukiah, California.
Deputies were advised Nichole Birdsall had entered a residence without permission and was attacking subjects inside with a knife.
While responding, Deputies were advised Birdsall had also sustained an injury to her abdomen.
When Deputies arrived, they found Birdsall in the rear bedroom with a stab wound to her abdomen. They further located a 47 year-old female with multiple lacerations to her arms and legs in the same bedroom.
Deputies learned the 47 year-old female and Birdsall had been in a prior dating relationship, which had ended some time ago. The 47 year-old female had obtained a restraining order against Birdsall, which had been served.
Deputies learned the 47 year-old female and a 63 year-old female were sleeping together in their residence when they awoke to find Birdsall standing over them holding a knife in a downward stabbing position.
Birdsall began yelling “I am going to kill you”.
The 63 year-old female was able to call 911 as Birdsall attacked the 47 year-old female with the knife.
The 47 year-old female and Birdsall were immediately transported to the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Birdsall was medically cleared and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.”