Prineville man arrested on domestic violence charges


A Prineville man was arrested Saturday after police investigated a report of domestic assault and possible kidnapping.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office received the report at 12:33 p.m. when the victim went to the hospital to have her injuries treated.

Deputies then went to the address she provided at SE Juniper Canyon Rd. in Prineville and spoke with the suspect, 40-year-old Joseph Sandoval.

He was then arrested and taken to Crook County Jail on the following charges:

  • Assault IV (Domestic)
  • Harassment (Domestic)
  • Menacing (Domestic)
  • Coercion
  • Recklessly Endangering Another
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Felon In Possession of a Firearm
  • Attempt to Commit Class A Felony (Assault 1)

A search warrant was then served at the address, and deputies found additional evidence including the firearm that was used in the Menacing.

Sandoval is being held on a $110,000 bail.


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