A press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. The Mendocino Voice has not independently verified any information in this release, all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
DATE: "January 9, 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
273.5(a) PC (Felony Domestic Violence Battery)
31000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits, CA
Date of Incident:
Adult Male [33-year old from Willits, CA]
Jennifer Skinner [35 year-old female from Willits, CA]
Sergeant Joseph DeMarco
On 01-07-2017 at about 2:34 AM Mendocino County Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 31000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits, California.
While responding to the call, dispatch advised an adult female had assaulted an adult male. Dispatch further advised the adult female had been drinking and left the residence driving a gray colored Honda Accord southbound on Highway 101 towards Willits.
Deputies were advised the driver of the vehicle was a Jennifer Skinner.
Deputies located a vehicle fitting the dispatched vehicle description taking the southbound Willits by-pass off ramp at the north end of Willits.
Deputies turned around and checked the vehicle license plate through DMV, which returned to Skinner. They conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle in the 300 block of North Main Street in Willits.
Deputies contacted the driver and who was identified as being Jennifer Skinner and noticed she had been drinking.
During the contact Deputies learned Skinner had went out for a little while that night and when she returned home she and the adult male got into a verbal argument, which turned physical. Skinner and the adult male victim have been cohabiting and in a dating relationship for 13 years and have two children in common.
Deputies went to the residence and contacted the adult male. Deputies learned the adult male was awoken by Skinner yelling at him and accusing him of adultery. Skinner then attacked him causing minor injuries to his face and head which Deputies observed visible injuries consistent with his story.
At the conclusion of the investigation Skinner was arrested for felony domestic violence battery but was deemed to not to be too intoxicated to drive .
Skinner was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the above listed charge where she was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved by: Captain Gregory L. Van Patten