Argument Between Two Sisters Results in Three Injured, Two Arrested
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 10-16-2015 at approximately 9:30 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to investigate a reported physical assault on multiple individuals in the 22000 block of East Side Road in Willits, California.
As Deputies began to investigate, they learned an alcohol-fueled fight between two adult sisters had drawn in multiple family members and friends into the fight.
The Deputies observed a 47-year-old adult male on his back in the driveway with significant bleeding from his head. Deputies learned he had been struck in the head by a baseball bat or similar object and was subsequently transported by ambulance to a local area hospital.
A 50 year-old adult female was nearby sitting in a chair with a laceration to her head, also from trauma caused by some type of blunt object. She however refused medical treatment.
A 40 year-old adult female was located in a nearby home. It appeared she had been struck multiple times in the head and torso with a blunt object, which resulted in her being transported by ambulance to a local area hospital.
During investigations Deputies identified Jose Barriga-Padilla [age 38] as causing the injuries on all three victims.
Deputies also identified Talisha Barriga [age 33] as having participated in the physical assault of one of the victims.
Jose Barriga-Padilla and Talisha Barriga were both arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Mendocino County Jail to be separately held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.