Tehama County deputies hurt in fight with suspect
Two Tehama County sheriff's deputies were attacked and injured during an arrest on Tuesday.
Around 7:15 p.m., the deputies were at a Hatfield Road residence on a disturbance call involving Shawna Anaya, 40, and Jaime Ibarra Barragan, 31, both of Red Bluff, when a third person, Jose Luis Hernandez, 24, of Gerber, was found hiding in a closet, the Sheriff's Department reported.
Hernandez is in the state's post-release community supervision through the prison realignment program.
Hernandez attacked the two deputies, scratching and hitting one deputy in the face and possibly biting the other deputy on the arm, according to reports.
Deputies said during the struggle, Hernandez unsuccessfully tried to take one of the deputies impact weapons.
After Hernandez was subdued and arrested, he was reportedly found to be in possession of .2 grams of methamphetamine.
Hernandez was transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital for a medical clearance prior to booking into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, taking a peace officer's weapon, resisting a public officer and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $130,000, but he was placed on a post-release community supervision hold.
Anaya and Barragan were arrested on suspicion of obstructing or resisting a peace officer and booked into the Tehama County Jail. Bail on Anaya was $3,000, and Barragan, $8,000.
Both deputies were treated for their injuries at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital and released.