Bottles Thrown and Groins Grabbed in Altercation Yesterday
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 11-19-17 at about 1:37 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the Tip Top Club for the report of several subjects physically assaulting security staff. While en route, witnesses reported that the suspects had thrown bottles at security staff and fled the area. Once on scene, deputies located 42 year old Clayton Parker hiding in the brush. Parker refused to cooperate and was very hostile. Parker eventually climbed up the hill towards the deputies. Deputies attempted to detain him by securing both arms. Parker tensed up and swung his arm backwards hitting one of the deputies in the groin. Parker then grabbed the deputy’s groin area and refused to let go. The deputy had to strike Parker four to five times on the shoulder to force him to let go. Parker continued to resist and the deputy deployed Oleoresin Capsicum spray (pepper spray) which had little effect. The deputies took Parker to the ground and he continued to twist around, attempting to break free. Additional deputies responded and were able to handcuff Parker who continued to be verbally abusive.
Deputies determined that Parker was under the influence of alcohol. City Ambulance responded to the scene and Parker refused to cooperate. He was then transported to St. Joseph Hospital and medically cleared for booking. Parker was booked for being intoxicated in public and resisting arrest. Two other men who had been with Parker were arrested, but did not resist during the process.