Photo: Anton Kloiber
Originally published as a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release –
“On 05-31-2021 at 8:19 A.M., Deputies were dispatched to a reported assault with a deadly weapon in the 77000 block of Highway 271 in Piercy, California.
Deputies arrived and contacted a 69 year-old male and learned he had woke up to Anton Kloiber (son) and a 67 year-old female (wife/mother) yelling.
The adult male exited his bedroom and observed the adult female laying on the floor of the residence with Anton Kloiber squatting over her body. The adult male observed Kloiber hit the adult female with a blunt force object in the head.
Kloiber then threw the blunt force object at the adult male and fled the location.
Prior to the Deputies arrival, the adult female was transported via air ambulance to an out of county hospital for treatment.
Kloiber was later located at a nearby gas station and placed under arrest for Assault With a Deadly Weapon [245(a)(1) PC] and for violation of Post Release Community Supervision [3455 PC] out of Mendocino County.
During the investigation, Deputies learned Kloiber hit the female adult four (4) times in the head causing life threatening injuries.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau assisted Patrol Deputies with collecting evidence at the crime scene, interviewing Kloiber and interviewing the adult female at an out of county hospital.
Deputies later contacted a Mendocino County Superior Court Judge requesting an Emergency Protective Order and Bail Enhancement. The Superior Court Judge granted the Emergency Protective Order and an increase to $500,000.00 bail was established.
Kloiber was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges where he was to be held in lieu of $500,000.00 bail.”