Originally published as a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release –
“On 04-13-2021 at about 11:35 AM a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to contact a possible assault victim located at Adventist Health Howard Memorial hospital in Willits, California.
Upon arrival, the Deputy was advised an adult female had been in a physical altercation with her boyfriend (Steven White) in the 2200 block of Primrose Drive in Willits, California.
The Deputy learned the adult female and White engaged in a mutual argument. During the argument White grabbed a hold of the adult female’s hand and squeezed it causing an injury to her hand.
The adult female feared for her safety so she punched White in the face causing a visible injury to his lip.
White let go of the adult female and shortly thereafter he drove her to the hospital for treatment for her injuries.
The investigating Deputy radioed for another Deputy to check the area for White, when White text the adult female and stated he had left the hospital campus because the Deputies were looking for him.
Deputies were unable to locate White and a Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO) was issued for him.
On 04-14-2021 Deputies contacted White in Willits and at the conclusion of the contact he was arrested for Domestic Violence Battery (273.5 PC) based upon probable cause.
White was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.”