Laytonville man allegedly fights with deputies, taken into custody for PRCS violation
Photo: Levi Lamoureux | Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
A Mendocino County man has been arrested after allegedly resisting and fighting with deputies who tried to take him into custody on a probation pick-up order, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On the afternoon of August 2, Sheriff’s dispatch received a report of a possibly armed man damaging public property at Harwood Park. Responding deputies contacted the man, later identified as 32-year-old Levi Lamoureux, and discovered that not only was he not armed, but that no crimes had taken place.
Shortly afterward, deputies learned that Lamoureux was to be taken into custody for violating the terms of his Post-Release Community Supervision. Later that afternoon, deputies received a call claiming had Lemoreux had stolen a flag from a local business, but were advised while en route that the flag had been recovered and the owner did not want Lemoreux prosecuted.
Finally, just after 5 PM, deputies located Lamoureux in downtown Laytonville to take him into custody on his PRCS violation order. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Lamoureux immediately became uncooperative and combative, allegedly grabbing a deputy’s radio and physically assaulting both deputies, leaving visible abrasions.
Lamoureux was ultimately subdued and taken into custody on suspicion of resisting with violence, resisting or delaying a peace officer, and violation of his PRCS.