DATE:  "February 24, 2020"


Incident Number: 

422(A) PC (Criminal Threats)

243(e)(1) PC (Misdemeanor -Domestic Violence Battery)

22300 block of East Side Road in Willits, CA

Date of Incident: 

5:30 AM

Adult Male (47 year-old from Willits, CA)

Carley Schlapkohl (34 year-old female from Willits, CA)

Written By: 
Sgt. Mike Dygert #1168

On 02-21-2020 at about 6:44 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a possible arson at a residence in the 22000 block of East Side Road in Willits, California.

Upon arrival, Deputies observed a residence engulfed in fire with local firefighters engaged in fire suppression efforts.  Deputies made contact with an adult male who was the owner of the residence.

Deputies learned the adult male had been threatened with great bodily injury by his cohabitant girlfriend (Carley Schlapkohl) in the early evening hours on 02-20-2020.  

The adult male and Schlapkohl were at the residence in the early evening hours of 02-20-2020 when she became agitated and verbally hostile towards the adult male.  Schlapkohl became antagonistic to the point where she threatened to cut the adult male's throat.
Later in the evening the adult male was lying in his bed alone when Schlapkohl came into the bedroom and jumped on his chest in a violent manner.  Schlapkohl then placed her arm against his throat and assaulted him by grabbing the back his head in an aggressive assault manner. 

Schlapkohl left the bedroom, resulting in the adult male eventually falling asleep.  He later awoke in the early morning hours on 02-21-2020 to discover the residence was on fire. 

The adult male attempted to locate Schlapkohl however she was not present in the house and he escaped the residence while calling 911 to report the fire.
Deputies searched the area and located Schlapkohl sitting in an abandoned vehicle in the 22000 block of East Side Road. 

Schlapkohl was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence battery (243(e)(1) PC and criminal threats (422 PC). 

Schlapkohl was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges and was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

The cause of the residential structure fire is under investigation at this time.  

Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Matthew Kendall, Sheriff-Coroner
951 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4411,
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