The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office issued a report on a recent assault incident –
“On 03-29-2020 at approximately 3:10 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported assault that occurred in the 1700 block of Talmage Court in Talmage, California.
Deputies responded to the scene and located evidence of an assault. Witnesses on scene reported a male, Jose Verduzco, had assaulted his cousin (a 34 year-old male) causing severe injury to the cousin’s head.
Verduzco fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the Deputies’ arrival. The cousin was transported prior to Deputies’ arrival by his girlfriend to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley for treatment.
Deputies responded to the hospital and met with the cousin which resulted in Verduzco being identified as the assailant. Deputies obtained a description of Verduzco’s vehicle and issued an order for his arrest.
Shortly thereafter, a Deputy working in the Willits area located Verduzco’s vehicle and conducted an investigative stop.
It was learned that Verduzco was on formal probation for a prior violent offense. A search of the vehicle pursuant to the terms of Verduzco’s probation resulted in the discovery of the blunt object Verduzco used to assault his cousin.
Based on the Deputies’ investigation, Verduzco was arrested for 245(a)(1) PC (Assault With a Deadly Weapon) and 1203.2 PC (Probation Violation).
Verduzco was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status due to his probation violations.”