VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) – A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering after a suspect struck him over the back with a ‘heavy object’ during a foot pursuit, officials said.
It happened at about 10:23 pm, on November 23, when a deputy from the Victorville Police Department conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Maverick Place and El Evado Road.
The driver, Darren Lamar Scott, 30, a resident of Victorville refused to exit the vehicle and instead rolled up the windows and sped away. Scott led deputies on a brief pursuit that ended when Scott collided with an unoccupied vehicle on Queen Valley Road, officials said in a news release.
The suspect continued to flee from deputies on foot jumping fences through the neighborhood. “As the deputy came over a fence Scott hit him with a heavy object, causing injury to his back. Due to the injury, the deputy was unable to continue following Scott, who fled the scene,” stated the release.
The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home.
An extensive investigation was conducted, leading to Scott turning himself in to the Victorville Police Department on November 28, 2017. Scott was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon, causing great bodily injury.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Paul Solorio, at the Victorville Police Department, (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.