Little River man arrested after assaulting girlfriend


FORT BRAGG, Calif. - A Little River man was arrested Monday after deputies said he assaulted his girlfriend Saturday and then returned to her home again Monday with a handgun and screamed at her from outside her home while kicking her car.

Deputies said they took a report Saturday, which included the fact that Robert Brockway III had assaulted his girlfriend, who lives in the 30000 block of Simpson Lane in Fort Bragg. At that time, deputies learned that Brockway is on formal probation with terms that include that he is not to "disturb the peace" of the victim. Brockway left the home prior to the deputies arrival.

On Monday, around 10:50 p.m., deputies were again called to the 30000 block of Simpson Lane by the victim who said that Brockway was outside the home with a handgun screaming at her and kicking her car. Brockway again left the home before deputies arrived.

The victim was able to provide deputies with a description of the vehicle Brockway left in, which corroborated information already obtained by the responding deputies.

While searching for Brockway, deputies found his vehicle backed into a driveway on nearby Boice Lane. The vehicle accelerated away, turning north on Highway 1. This started a pursuit with a deputies.

Brockway turned east on Simpson Lane, crossing over double yellow lines to pass slower vehicles and reaching speeds of 80 MPH. Brockway continued south on Mitchell Creek Drive, where he was eventually forced to stop due to the road ending.

Brockway was taken into custody without further incident and was found to have a handgun and a dagger on him. He was also in possession of numerous rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.

Brockway was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm, altering a serial number on a firearm, carrying a concealed dagger, evading a peace officer while driving in a reckless manner, driving on the wrong side of the road while evading a peace officer in a vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle with a prior conviction, and violation of probation.

Brockway is being held without bail.

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