Foot Pursuit of Machete Wielding Assault Suspect Ends in Arrest
Photo: William Brooks
Originally published as a Yuba County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post –
W. Linda, Ca. – On Tuesday 5/25/2021 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Yuba County Sheriff Deputies arrested 36-year-old Parolee William Brooks for resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer, and assault on a police canine.
Brooks, a local transient, was wanted after being identified as the suspect in a May 20, 2021 incident in which he ran from deputies and threatened them with a chain after allegedly committing a burglary and brandishing a knife at a Linda hotel. He evaded capture in that incident when pursuing deputies lost sight of him in the river bottoms last week.
At approx. 10:45 a.m. on 5/25/21, Yuba County Deputies on patrol in West Linda spotted Brooks wearing a gas mask and carrying a machete while walking in the middle of the road on Garden Avenue near Cedar Lane. The deputies attempted to stop Brooks but he fled from them and proceeded to run through several residential yards.
Deputies concerned that the machete-armed suspect was running toward a nearby elementary school, pursued Brooks. A deputy trying to detain Brooks as he climbed a fence was physically assaulted by the suspect, who ignored orders to stop and despite being tazed, continued to actively resist and run.
Additional deputies responded to assist and a perimeter was established. Deputies and a Sheriff K9 closed in on Brooks who they found barricaded in an RV in a backyard. Brooks refused orders to come out, and K9 “Chase” was deployed to take him into custody.
Brooks continued to resist arrest, hit and threw K9 Chase, then proceeded to run again and jumped another fence into a yard on Poplar Avenue, where additional Deputies were located. Brooks remained combative as Deputies took him into custody at that location.
K9 Chase obtained a laceration over his eye after being struck by Brooks. Chase was treated and released for his injury and is expected to make a full recovery. No other deputies were seriously injured in the incident. Brooks was transported to the hospital and treated for dog bite injuries before being booked into the Yuba County Jail. He is currently being held without bail on a violation of parole in addition to the new charges.
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