Originally published 4-5-20
by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 04-03-2020 at about 10:45 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a physical assault in progress in the 2200 block of South State Street in Ukiah, California.
Deputies were advised a female subject, later identified as Layne Cassidy, was armed with a knife and was assaulting a male subject at the location.
On arrival, Deputies contacted Cassidy and her fiance (an adult male) who both lived at the location together along with numerous witnesses.
It appeared Cassidy and her fiance got into a verbal argument which thereafter escalated.
Cassidy went to the kitchen and obtained a knife and began to attack her fiance.
The fiance picked up a coffee table and used it as a shield as he backed down the hall and out the back door, while Cassidy was trying to stab him with the knife.
The fiance dropped the table and jumped over a wooden fence into the neighbor’s yard to get away from Cassidy.
Deputies located numerous knives that were believed to have been used during the assault in and outside the house.
Cassidy was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (245(A)(1) PC) and domestic violence battery (243(E)(1) PC).
Cassidy was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.”