Trial Ordered For Woman Shot By Deputy In El Rio

Monday October 29, 2018

     A woman who was shot by a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy in El Rio earlier this month has been ordered to stand trial.

   36-year-old Corrina Reyes was shot in the left land by the deputy after they became involved in an altercation where she had armed herself with a hammer and allegedly made threats against the deputy.

   The deputy, Nikolai Castaneda, was on patrol in El Rio when he spotted Reyes and knew she was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant in another case.

   The sheriff's department says when the deputy approached Reyes in an attempt to take her into custody she armed herself with a hammer and threatened the deputy, moving towards the deputy with the hammer raised over her head.

   The deputy then shot her in her other hand, a wound that required amputation of a finger.

   Castaneda, a six-year veteran of the department, was not injured in the incident.

   Following the brief preliminary hearing Monday, the judge ruled there is enough evidence for Reyes to stand trial on a charge of felony assault on a peace officer.

   Reyes, who remains in jail on $200,000 bail, is due back in court November 13th to have a trial date set.