El Rio Woman Shot By Deputy Jailed

Thursday October 11, 2018

     The El Rio transient who was shot in the hand by a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday morning was out of the hospital and booked into the Ventura County Jail Thursday.

     36-year-old Corrina Reyes was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

     The incident happened Tuesday morning on Cortez Street in El Rio when deputy Nikolai Castaneda spotted Reyes while on patrol and knew she was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for battery on a first responder.

     Deputies say when Castaneda approached Reyes she armed herself with a hammer and threatened him as he tried to arrest her.

     There was a confrontation that ended when Castaneda shot Reyes in the left hand.

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

     Reyes was treated at the hospital and released Thursday.

     She's due in court Friday to be arraigned on the original felony warrant and then back in court Monday in connection with the new charge stemming from Tuesday's incident.

     Reyes is being held on $500,000 bail.