MCSO: Laytonville Man Attacks Deputies

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 10-20-2014 at approximately 9:00 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 44000 block of Highway 101 in Laytonville, California regarding an unwanted subject.

When Deputies arrived at the location they came into contact with Arik Caldwell who would not respond to the Deputies verbal commands.  During the contact Caldwell spoke in an unintelligible manner and appeared to possibly be under the influence of a controlled substance.

During the contact Caldwell became aggressive towards the Deputies by physically attacking them with punches and kicks.

During the incident, three Deputies sustained minor injuries while struggling with Caldwell before they could get him under control and handcuffed.

During the struggle, Caldwell grabbed for items on a Deputy’s duty belt and also grabbed onto a Taser that a Deputy was attempting to deploy.

Caldwell was placed under arrest for the listed charge and transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Once Caldwell is cleared from the hospital he will then be booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he will be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

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