Photo: Patrick Martinez Lang
December 12, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
When love goes bad, some folks simply have trouble knowing when to “let it go.” Based upon the circumstances that occurred late on the night of December 9th , that’s apparently something that 57-year-old Oxnard resident Patrick Martinez Lang needs to work on in his next anger management class.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Ben Lopez, it was nearly midnight on December 9 th when a female entered the Fillmore Police Station with a report of domestic violence. That sent deputies to the scene of the alleged assault where deputies located a loaded firearm which the victim indicated had been pointed at her by Lang.
The victim reported that she had been “in a dating relationship” with Lang and that he had “unlawfully entered the victim’s residence” at 11:30 that night and summarily “battered her while she was asleep on her bed.”
The victim-witness further indicated to deputies that when she informed Lang that she was going to use her phone to call for help, he seized it and pointed the pistol at her head. It was then that “the victim fought back” with such apparent skill that she “was able to kick the firearm out of Lang’s hand.” She then ran from the home, hopped into her car and drove to the Fillmore Police Station to report the assault.
Some nine hours later, deputies spotted Lang behind the wheel of his car, conduced a traffic stop, and took him into custody. He was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of Domestic Violence, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Criminal Threats, Burglary, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He remains in custody with his bail set at $1,000,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking