The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a man on suspicion of physically assaulting a deputy during a pedestrian stop on Saturday.
According to Sgt. Dimitry Barkon of the SCV Sheriff’s Station, deputies conducted a pedestrian stop at approximately 12:09 p.m. near The Old Road and Stevenson Ranch Parkway.
“Deputies were on patrol and witnessed an argument between a man and a woman, who is suspected to be his mother,” Barkon said.
During the argument, the man began to throw objects on the road, and deputies ensued a pedestrian stop, Barkon added.
The man would not calm down, and while trying to deescalate the situation, a deputy-involved fight occurred, Barkon said.
There was a use of force by a deputy, and the man and deputy were injured during the fight.
Deputies arrested the man on suspicion of assaulting a deputy, and treated the individual for his injuries in a cruiser. The Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched an ambulance to the scene.
According to fire officials, they were on standby until cleared by deputies, but they were not needed because deputies treated the individual. Barkon said the deputy and man were later taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.
According to Barkon, the man can be charged with codes 5150 and 23110; the detention of a mentally disordered person for evaluation and treatment and for creating a hazard on the roadway, respectively.
Deputies will finalize charges against the man after their investigation has concluded, Barkon said.