Photo: Swede McDaniel and Jaimee Ellison
Originally published as a City of Turlock Facebook post –
On May 30th, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Turlock Police were in the 100 block of W. Main St on the report of a vandalism. While there, they were approached and told that a subject in a nearby vehicle may be armed with a gun. The witness was not anonymous and provided a full statement.
Turlock Police Officers contacted the subjects in the vehicle. While speaking with them, a bystander, Jaimee Ellison, 24, of Turlock, began yelling at the officers. It was determined that the driver, Swede McDaniel, 34, of Modesto, was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and was searchable.
The officers informed McDaniel they were going to search him and the car and were getting him out of the vehicle. When McDaniel got out of the car, officers saw the handgun on the seat he was sitting in. Ellison then approached the officers and began to physically intervene in the stop.
Ellison continued to follow and harass the officers as they were securing McDaniel in a patrol car, eventually physically intervening. Ellison pushed two separate officers multiple times.
One of these strikes caused a piece of the officer’s equipment to move up and hit him in the lip, causing a small injury. After repeated warnings, an officer told Ellison she was under arrest and attempted to take her into custody. Ellison actively resisted arrest, but was taken into custody.
Ellison was booked on the charges of Battery on a Peace Officer and Attempt Rescue of a Prisoner – both felonies.
McDaniel was booked on the charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited Person Possessing a Firearm, and Probation Violation – all felonies
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