A Garberville man is in custody after assaulting another man with a rock.
On Dec. 21, 2017 around 8:20 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on the 800 block of Redwood Dr. in Garberville for the report of an assault. The California Highway Patrol was called to assist.
When deputies arrived on scene they found the suspect, 48-year-old Ronald Machado, detained in a CHP patrol car. According to the victim, Machado began to verbally harass the victim while walking on Redwood Dr. Machado then began to follow the victim down the road, eventually throwing a rock and injuring the victim in the head.
Machado was arrested and booked for the following charges: assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and violation of probation.