Seriously Beaten Male Transported to Redding Hospital, Case May Be Filed Against Him

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:


Karl Gage: photo from an arrest in September.

On 11-06-2015 at approximately 5:44 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by a California DFW Game Warden, were dispatched to the 23000 block of Howard Street in Covelo to investigate a reported assault. The Game Warden was first on scene and contacted a badly beaten adult male, later identified as Karl Gage. Gage was transported to a trauma hospital in Redding, CA via air ambulance.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and began to gather evidence and interview the involved parties.  Witnesses stated that Gage and his cohabitant girlfriend were staying in a trailer in the backyard of a residence. They began to argue. Gage kicked the dog he and his girlfriend share. He then threw a chair at her, missing the victim but causing two men to come to her aid. They tried to protect the victim by bringing her into a house.

Gage attacked both of them with a knife, lacerating one man’s hand and the other man’s neck. Both victim’s injuries were small lacerations and not life threatening. Gage was punched and kicked by the victims until he ceased his violent actions and walked away from the property.

Gage’s injuries were serious in nature and he remains hospitalized. A case has been submitted to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office requesting charges be filed against Gage.



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