Mendocino Sheriff: Last Night’s Assault in Laytonville Was Murder, Names Victim
The assault we reported on earlier that occurred in Laytonville last night is now being called a murder by the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office. See press release from them below. Please remember the information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 8-28-2016 around 8:42 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an assault that occurred in the parking lot of Boomers Bar in Laytonville CA. Deputies were advised that an adult male, Suspect Charles Reynolds, had assaulted another male, Victim Kenneth Fisher, in the parking lot of the establishment and the victim was unresponsive due to his injuries. Information provided indicated the suspect was seen walking from the area towards another business in Laytonville. As Deputies responded they received reports that the victim’s injuries were life threatening and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was being administered at the scene. Laytonville Ambulance Service responded and transported the victim to Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits where he succumbed to his injuries.
The California Highway Patrol responded to assist MCSO with the call and observed the suspect near the Wheels Café in Laytonville and detained him until Deputies arrived. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detective Unit responded to assist with the investigation. Witness indicated there did not appear to be any type of altercation between the two men, prior to the assault. Witnesses indicated the suspect struck the victim one time with his fist. Charles Reynolds was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on an open charge of murder (187 PC). His is being held on a “no bail” status.
Anyone with information regarding his incident is encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives Unit at (707)234-2100.
Earlier Chapter: Assault at Boomers in Laytonville; CPR Performed on Victim