One arrested after assault in Cottonwood

Tehama County Sheriff's Office

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office reported that they arrested a man after an April assault that left one man severely injured.

Officials say that on April 28 they received a report of an assault which left a man unconscious in the roadway, along Tabitha Court in Cottonwood.

Deputies said that when they arrived on scene they found Brian Carmack, 41, disoriented and with a head injury, as well as a severe injury to his face. Carmack was taken to a local hospital.

Witnesses said that Dustin Mingarelli, 39, was the other man involved in the fight. They said that he knocked Carmack to the ground and then kicked him in the head before leaving the area.

Deputies could not find Mingarelli until he surrendered himself for an interview and was then arrested.

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