Originally published 4-27-20
by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 04-19-2020 at about 5:15 AM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic violence incident at a residence in the 24000 block of Shady Lane in Covelo, California.
Deputies learned and adult female and Samson Joaquin were married and living together at the location. It was further determined the adult female was approximately 5 months pregnant at the time of the incident.
Deputies learned Joaquin and the adult female were laying in bed together when an argument ensued. The argument escalated and Joaquin grabbed a belt and wrapped it around the adult female’s neck.
The adult female was able to prevent herself from being choked. Joaquin then picked up a propane tank and numerous metal food cans and began hitting her in the head and body. Joaquin also punched and kicked her numerous times in the stomach.
The adult female had numerous visible injuries and was bleeding from some of the wounds. She was treated by medical personnel and flown to a local hospital for further examination/treatment.
Prior to Deputies arriving on scene, Joaquin had fled on bicycle. Joaquin later returned to the location and was contacted by Deputies.
Joaquin was arrested for domestic violence battery (273.5 PC) and assault with a deadly weapon (245(A)(1) PC).
Joaquin was transported toto the Mendocino County Jail where he is to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.”