Man Attempting to Protect Domestic Violence Victim Stabbed in the Chest, Says Mendocino Sheriff
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 08-22-2017 at about 1:45 AM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to a reported stabbing in the 65000 block of Wildwood Drive in Leggett, California.
Once Deputies arrived on scene they learned Forrest Wilberger and his 27 year-old adult male neighbor had engaged in a physical altercation after the male entered Wilberger’s to intervene during a domestic violence incident.
Wilberger, who had been drinking alcohol, pulled out a knife during the altercation and stabbed the victim in the chest.
The adult male who had a single stab wound to the chest, was flown to a hospital in Butte County for medical treatment. On 08-22-2017 the adult male was reported to be in stable condition.
Wilberger was subsequently arrested by Deputies for attempted murder (664/187 PC) and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he is being held on $250,000.00 bail
Earlier Chapter: Victim of Stabbing Medevacked Early This Morning