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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15 Responses to Mammoth arrests: alleged assault, drugs

  1. sugar magnolia November 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    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 through their teeth to get their guys housed. Previous landlord references are the only way to go.

  2. Mark November 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    “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 lawyer could get him off guilty or not.

  3. Badfinger November 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    “Assault with a bong” 🙂

  4. Wayne Deja November 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    …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 November 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

      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? November 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      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 November 27, 2013 at 7:20 am #

        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 yards away…..

        • I love Mammoth Lakes November 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

          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 country if you ask me.

          Lots of smiling faces in Mammoth day in and day out.

  5. Pedro November 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    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.

  6. Trouble November 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

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

  7. Mongo The Idiot November 27, 2013 at 11:37 am #

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

  8. I Love to Fish November 27, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    “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 unable to cash/deposit it because Thursday is a holiday, he decided to sit down, relax, and smoke up the last bong hit of premium marijuana. The assaulter also was extremely exhausted after slaving 2 jobs one of which was snow-making from 12am – 8am from which he went to his 2nd job, which is a grocery baggier and shopping cart collector at Vons. Upon be cut from his day of work he walk out to his Honda Civic to find it was covered in snow & ice and failed to start. “Guess I’m taking the shuttle home” he said to himself. He walks over to catch the RED line out to old mammoth. Walking into his house at about 5 o’clock. He notice’s his other roommate passed out on the couch and ask him if he has last months rent yet. The roommate awakes and mumbles, ” I will have the rent Monday.” The assaulter looks at the bong and realizes that his roommate had smoked the last of what was in his jar. The assaulter became agitated and violent because he didn’t have his marijuana.

    anyone out there have a better idea of what happened?

    • Wayne Deja November 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      …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 November 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

      Are you sure they weren’t fighting over you?

  9. james December 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    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.


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