Mammoth arrests: alleged assault, drugs

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Victim in Mammoth Lakes ‘Bonged’ on the Head

On Sunday November 24th at about 5:30 pm, Mammoth Lakes Police Officers and Mono County Paramedics responded to 362 Old Mammoth Rd for a report of a physical fight, one of the suspects was armed with a knife and someone had been cut.  Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim, who was bleeding from wounds to his face.  The victim told officers that during a heated argument with his roommate, Cole Martin, Martin allegedly brandished a knife and moved toward the victim.   The victim retreated behind a table and flipped it up toward Martin.  The victim said Martin tossed the knife, and grabbed a glass marijuana smoking ‘bong’ from a nearby table.   He said Martin then broke the bong and used it as a weapon, cutting the victim’s lips.  Martin left the scene prior to officers’ arrival.  The victim refused treatment.

MLPD Officers telephoned Martin on his cell phone and requested that he come to the Mammoth Lakes Police station to be interviewed.  After the interview, Officers arrested Cole William MARTIN, 20, of Mammoth Lakes for 245(a)(1) PC, Assault With a Deadly Weapon.  He was transported to the Mono County jail and is currently being held on $30,000 bail.

Officers responded to the same residence a total of three times that evening. On the third response, Officers heard a subject yelling and throwing objects inside.  They were let inside by a roommate who told them the victim from the prior call was destroying the residence and was “..out of control”.  Other roommates at that location told officers that the victim was pounding on their door with a skateboard and had kicked a door off the hinges. They said he was convinced Martin was still in the residence, although he had already been taken to jail.  Mammoth Lakes Police officers ultimately arrested the victim from the prior call, Conner MORRIS, 19, of Mammoth Lakes. for 11550 H&S, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.  After being treated at Mammoth Hospital, he was also booked into the Mono County jail and later released on his own recognizance with a notice to appear.

(Sierra Wave earlier story)

According to Mammoth Police, on Sunday, Nov 24 at approximately 6:30 pm, Cole Martin, age 20, and his roommate, Connor Morris, age 19, got into a verbal argument in their residence on Old Mammoth Road. The argument escalated and Martin took a swing at Morris while holding a broken glass bong resulting in Morris receiving a cut lip.

Morris fled to his room and Martin fled the scene. MLPD officers responded and obtained information from Morris. Martin was contacted via his cell phone and he voluntarily responded to the police station where he was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Meanwhile, Morris began damaging his residence resulting in additional calls from another roommate. Morris was subsequently arrested for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

Both Martin and Morris were transported to Mono County Jail and booked.

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james
james
7 years ago

Everything posted on these comments is completely wrong. Even the article is skewed. Please do not talk as if you know what happened. Truth is unless you know the victims, you do not know anything.

I Love to Fish
I Love to Fish
8 years ago

“Mammoth Mystery’s” I think the victim who was under the Influence of a Controlled Substance came home from working at about 4:30 as a line cook for main lodge and because he doesn’t get paid until Thursday he has no money, and when he gets his check he will be… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  I Love to Fish

…Love to fish….Your scenario of the incident is probably fairly close to the truth….and something we might be watching on Nancy Grace in the coming days…..

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  I Love to Fish

Are you sure they weren’t fighting over you?

Mongo The Idiot
Mongo The Idiot
8 years ago

When you whack someone on the head with a bong, whether loaded or not, you are guilty of drug abuse.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

I say lock them in the same cell and let them figure it out.

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago

Some free pointers.
If drink and drugs are causing your life to look like this, get help and STOP!
Call an attorney and sober up, BEFORE answering phone.
If police think you are innocent,and DON’T arrest you, sober up.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

…Wonder what they were argueing about?…..maybe which one got to use the glass bong and who had to use the plastic one….sounds like more Mammoth Lakes drama to me !!

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

You can bet they were arguing over money. Money for rent or money for weed.

Mammoth Lakes drama for sure, kinda funny a bong and skateboard was involved.

Why the jealousy?
Why the jealousy?
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Try to find out why you may be jealous you don’t live in Mammoth, Wayne.
The people I know are quite cool actually.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

When I travel to Mono County,sometimes I do get jealous in the summertime,and wish I lived there… when I arrive in Lee Vining early morning and walk the creeks fishing….or when I go to Bridgeport and to Honeymoon Flat….same with the town of Walker…..nice,quiet,friendly little town with the Walker River… Read more »

I love Mammoth Lakes
I love Mammoth Lakes
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

It’s expensive to live in Mammoth – but all things considered, worth it. Very nice, liberal, accepting attitude in Mammoth. I.e. , with the Hispanic population working in the tourism sector approaching 40% everybody is cool with this and get along just fine. A true model for the entire divided… Read more »

Badfinger
Badfinger
8 years ago

“Assault with a bong” 🙂

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

“arrested for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.” If that was marijuana it would be the first time I’ve ever heard of someone being arrested for under the influence of marijuana in their own home. But I guess he was a danger to his own property.. a good… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago

and this is why landlords do not want to rent to young men. Not saying they’re all trouble, but the rate of incidences is too high to take that risk! I learned the hard way while renting out a place in Mammoth, don’t rely on employers for references, they lie… Read more »