Man arrested on domestic violence charges

On 11-21-2019 at approximately 2:17 A.M., Deputies were dispatched to a male subject reporting he had been stabbed in the 11000 block of East Side Potter Valley Road in Potter Valley, California.

A short time later the male called back and stated he no longer needed assistance.

Deputies continued to the location and contacted Joseph Asbury at the front of his property.  Deputies noticed Asbury appeared to be injured, however when Deputies questioned Asbury his injures were reported to be accidentally self inflicted.

Deputies entered the residence and contacted Asbury’s girlfriend.  Deputies continued their investigation and determined Asbury and his girlfriend were engaged in a physical domestic fight.

During the altercation, Asbury choked the female to the point she was going to lose consciousness.  In self-defense, the female stabbed Asbury in an attempt to get away from him.

Asbury was arrested for 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence Battery) and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of  $25,000.00 bail.

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