Date and Time of Release: 5 March 2014
Date and Time of Incident: 4 March 2014, at approx. 10:00 am
Subject: Felony Battery on Officer
4 March 2014, at approx. 10:00 am, an officer responded to St. Patrick’s Church located on Jackson Street for a report of a male subject attempting to steal a women’s purse, then refusing to leave the church after he was confronted about the attempted theft.
When the Officer arrived, he recognized the responsible party as Jeremy King, who is on parole for robbery and has an extensive violent criminal history. The Officer also knew that King had two outstanding warrants.
As the Officer went to grab King’s wrist to place him under arrest, King immediately pulled his arm away, clinched his fists, took up a fighting stance, and verbally challenged the Officer to fight. King then charged the Officer and started throwing punches at him.
During the assault, the Officer was able to remove his baton and strike King several times. However, it had no effect on King and King kept throwing punches. The Officer was able to knock King to the ground and a wrestling match ensued. While the Officer and King were on the ground, King attempted to remove the Officers service weapon from the Officers holster.
Another Officer arrived on scene and started assisting the first Officer. King then started attempting to remove the second Officers service weapon from his holster. Shortly thereafter, three more Officers arrived and King was finally controlled and placed in handcuffs.
The first Officer sustained a laceration to his lip and abrasions to his face and head. King also sustained abrasions to his face and head. King was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for felony assault on a Police Officer; felony causing an injury to a Police Officer while resisting arrest; felony attempting to remove an officers firearm; felony attempted theft; felony parole violation; misdemeanor under the influence of a controlled substance.