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Press Release August 20, 2013


On August 18th at about 2:15 AM a Ukiah Police Officer was driving in the 500 block of South State Street, and was flagged down by a subject reporting a female had just been punched and knocked out by a male. The officer contacted two males near-by, one of whom was identified as 27 year old Samuel Christopher Anderson, of Ukiah, and a male and female victim. The female victim was unconscious and an ambulance was requested.

The officer learned the male and female victims were walking on the sidewalk and were passed by a group of male subjects including Anderson, one of whom made a derogatory statement towards the victims. The female victim and Anderson became involved in a verbal argument, and the male victim attempted to intervene. Anderson punched the male victim on the side of the head, and then punched the female in the face causing her to fall and lose consciousness.

The female was transported to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center and subsequently received sutures for lacerations to her face and head, and was found to have suffered a concussion. Anderson was arrested and booked into the County Jail for battery with serious injury. 13-2167

Prepared by Captain Justin Wyatt

Download: pressrelease08202013.pdf

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service