Mendocino Man Arrested for Assaulting a Modesto Man

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 07-27-2016 at approximately 12:50 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Howard Memorial Hospital (1 Marcela Drive in Willits, CA) for an assault victim being treated in the Emergency Room.

Upon arrival at the hospital, Deputies spoke with a 40 year-old male from Modesto, California who was visiting his family in the Brooktrails area. Deputies learned that the incident occurred at a residence in the 26000 block of Maize Drive in Willits, California.

Bryan StencilThe assault occurred when the 40 year-old male entered a bedroom and saw Bryan Stencil involved in an argument with a female at the location. The male subject attempted to intervene in the situation and was punched in the face by Stencil. The 40 year-old male had significant injuries to his face that required medical treatment at the hospital. Deputies searched the Brooktrails area for Stencil with negative results.

On 07-28-2016 at approximately 12:50 A.M., Deputies were called back to the residence on Maize Drive because Stencil had reportedly returned to the home. Deputies responded to the residence, contacted Stencil outside, and placed him under arrest for 243(d) PC [Battery with Serious Bodily Injury].

Stencil was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.

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