VENTURA — In a world where criminal suspects commonly wield high-powered illegal weapons, the events transpiring on the afternoon of August 12th in a Ventura residence appears to be somewhat anomalous from the standpoint of firepower.
According to the Ventura Police Department’s Watch Commander report to the media, officers responded to a mid-town Ventura residence pursuant to a call for assistance to resolve “a family disturbance.”
Upon arrival at the home, officers determined that 38-year-old Jesse Chase had “locked himself inside the house and would not let his family in side the home.”
After voice contact was made between the officers and Chase, it became apparent that Chase was not interested in cooperating. At that point “officers were able to open the door,” but Chase remained out of sight and “allegedly retreated from them.”
As officers gained entry into the bedroom, Chase suddenly “picked up a twin-size box-spring mattress and rushed at the officers.”
The nimble cops managed to dodge the padded weapon attack, but as they attempted to subdue him, Chase “began fighting and punching” to such an extent that he inflicted “a moderate head injury” upon one of the officers.
Ultimately, the combat came to an end and Chase was subdued to the point of being handcuffed. He was then transported to Ventura County Medical Center. He was shortly thereafter medically cleared and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of resisting arrest.
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