Man Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence Battery, Violation of Protective Order
A Mendocino County man has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and violation of a protective order.
According to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office, on February 14th of this year, a woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office in Ukiah to report a domestic violence incident that occurred the previous day on the 1700 block of South Dora Street. The victim stated that she was involved in a physical altercation with the father of her children, identified as Eric Olecik.
Deputies arrived on the scene and conducted an investigation, collecting evidence that corroborated the victim’s report.
As the deputies were driving to Olecik’s residence, they spotted him on a public street and took him into custody. He was transported to the Mendocino County Jail and booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence battery, felony violation of probation, and misdemeanor violation of domestic protective order. He is held on $25,000 bail.
Domestic violence is an issue that affects countless families across the United States. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. For those suffering domestic violence, help is available via the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7283, or by texting START to 88788. Other local resources may also be available.