UPDATE: Authorities find man wanted for allegedly pistol whipping a woman
DEL NORTE COUNTY- A man wanted for allegedly pistol wiping a woman in Smith River was taken into custody Friday morning.
The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Dustin Scott around 6 a.m. in Smith River.
The victim told deputies she and another female were walking along the beach Sunday night when they came across Scott and another woman. An altercation ensued, it was then that Scott reportedly beat one of the females with a gun, and then fled the scene.
Scott is now facing charges for assault with a deadly weapon.