MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE
DATE: "February 22, 2020"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
273.5 PC (Domestic Violence Battery)
243(D) PC (Battery causing great bodily injury)
1203.2 PC (Violation of Probation)
3056 PC (Parole Hold)
11550(A) HS (Under the Influence)
148(A) PC (Resist/Delay/Obstructs Peace Officer)
11377(A) HS (Possession of a Controlled Substance)
8600 block of East Road in Redwood Valley, CA
Date of Incident:
Victim(s): Adult Female (19 year-old from Redwood Valley, CA)
Douglas Whipple (33 year-old male from Redwood Valley, CA)
Weston Riley (24 year-old male from Covelo, CA)
Jessica Norton (28 year-old female from Redwood Valley, CA)
KC Stillwell (26 year-old female from Covelo, CA)
Christina Morrow (48 year-old female from Redwood Valley, CA)
Sgt. James L. Wells #2420
On 02-15-2020 at about 9:10 PM Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 8600 block of East Road in Redwood Valley, California.
Deputies were advised a male subject was physically assaulting a female subject at the location.
Upon arrival, Deputies learned an adult female was being transported to the hospital due to injuries sustained during the altercation.
Deputies were advised the adult female's boyfriend had caused her injuries.
When Deputies were trying to investigate the incident, they were confronted by KC Stillwell. Stillwell stood in the doorway to the residence and would not let the Deputies inside.
Stillwell stated there was no one else in the residence, but that she did not live there. Deputies could hear movement inside and Stillwell changed her statement to say her friend was inside.
Stillwell continually interfered with the Deputies efforts to investigate the incident and was arrested for resisting/delaying a Peace Officer.
The Deputies entered the residence and found Jessica Norton, Weston Riley and Nicholas Britton inside.
Riley exhibited signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Riley was further found to be on Parole with terms to submit to search, submit to drug testing and obey all laws. Riley's Parole Agent was contacted and a Parole hold was placed on him.
Norton was found to be on summary probation with terms to submit to search and obey all laws. Norton also resisted/delayed the Deputies investigation. Norton was arrested for violation of her probation and resisting/delaying a Peace Officer.
In a locked bedroom, after knocking numerous times, Christina Morrow opened the door. In the room Deputies saw Douglas Whipple.
Sheriff's Office dispatch advised Morrow and Whipple were both on summary probation with terms to submit to search and obey all laws.
In the bedroom, Deputies located 2.2 grams (gross weight) of methamphetamine and two hypodermic syringes with a clear liquid (suspected methamphetamine). Deputies were able to connect Morrow to possessing the methamphetamine/syringes and was arrested.
Deputies determined Whipple as being the person who caused the injuries to the adult female that had been transported to the hospital.
Deputies determined the adult female had been hit and kicked after being thrown onto the ground during the incident. This attack caused a dislocated shoulder, bruising, swelling and scratches.
Whipple was arrested for Domestic Violence Battery (273.5 PC), Battery causing Great Bodily Injury (243(D) PC), and Violation of Probation (1203.2 PC). Whipple was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail.
Weston was arrested for Violation of Parole (3056 PC) and being under the influence of a controlled substance (11550(A) HS). Weston was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of no bail.
Morrow was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (11377(A) HS), resisting/delaying a Peace Officer (148 PC) and Violation of Probation (1203.2 PC). Morrow was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
Stillwell and Norton were arrested for resisting/delaying a Peace Officer (148(A) PC) and Violation of Probation (1203.2 PC). They were booked into the Mendocino County Jail where they were held in lieu of $10,000.00 bail each.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184