Suspect armed with knife has violent encounter with Shasta County Deputy
Photo: scene of the incident
On March 24th a man at a residence in the 43000 block of Remann Avenue was acting erratically and threatening to kill a female.
The man was yelling obscenities’ as he tried to kick in the door of the home belonging to the female’s parent.
Burney Station deputies responded to the call and arrived at the residence. 41-year-old Benjamin W. Elliott came upon the first deputy at Hall Way and Remann Avenue.
The suspect was uncooperative, with pepper spray on his waistband. As the deputy tried to take them away from Elliott, he pulled away and began to fight.
The deputy deployed his Taser on Elliott but it had little effect. Pepper spray was also ineffective.
The suspect then pulled out a knife, and then ran into his residence on Remann Avenue.
Other law enforcement arrived, and a hostage negotiator tried to make contact through the telephone. Elliott said he had a rifle and was aiming it at them.
SWAT came to the location to assist Three hours went by, with phone calls and Public Announcement System declarations.
At 2:45 Elliott surrendered and was taken into custody. He was taken tot he hospital for treatment of injuries and then taken to Shasta County Jail and booked on charges of threats, deadly weapon, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest.
Suspect armed with knife has violent encounter with Shasta County Deputy was last modified: March 31st, 2021 by