Mendocino Jail Inmate Assaulted Deputy, Says Sheriff’s Office

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:

CaptureOn 05-16-2016 at  8:15 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an assault of a Corrections Deputy at the Mendocino County Jail in Ukiah, California.

When Deputies arrived they were informed that an adult male Corrections Deputy was assaulted by Cody Ladd, who was being housed in Wing 4 of the County Jail on unrelated charges.

During the investigation it was learned the Corrections Deputy opened Ladd’s cell door to remove him for a shower.  When the door opened Ladd rushed the Corrections Deputy and punched him in the face multiple times, causing facial injuries.

Ladd was restrained by other Corrections Deputies and later detained in a holding cell.

Deputies arrested Ladd for physically assaulting the Corrections Deputy and an additional parole violation charge was added.

The Corrections Deputy was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released with facial injuries.

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