Son arrested for hitting father with shovel

KINGSBURG — A 26-year-old man was arrested near the city of Kingsburg on suspicion of attempted murder after he hit his father repeatedly on the head with a shovel on Saturday.

On March 20 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Fresno County sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call on the 1100 block of East Elkhorn Avenue, a few miles southwest of Kingsburg, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

“The suspect, Derrick Perez, had struck his father several times on the head and then struck him several more times on the head with a shovel,” said Deputy Chris Curtice, Fresno County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

Perez resisted arrest and sheriff’s deputies were forced to use a Taser on him in order to subdue him and take him into custody. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, felony resisting, and resisting arrest, according to the sheriff’s department.

The father was transported by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno with serious but non-life-threatening head injuries.

During the confrontation between Perez and the deputies, two sheriff’s deputies were injured. They were treated and released at CRMC in Fresno for their minor injuries, Curtice said.

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Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.