Photo: Thomas Giboney
Originally published as a Yuba County press release –
“Linda, Ca. – A Yuba County Sheriff Sergeant was transported by ambulance to a local hospital this afternoon with injuries sustained during a struggle with the suspect of a motorcycle pursuit in East Linda. Deputies arrested the suspect, identified as Thomas Giboney, age 30 of Linda, for Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer, Assault of a Peace Officer, and Felony Evading.
The incident began just before 1:00 p.m. on 11/18/2021, when a Yuba County patrol deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Giboney, who fled on a motorcycle east bound on North Beale Rd from Hammonton-Smartsville Rd. The pursuit ended when Giboney crashed the motorcycle on Alberta Avenue. Deputies then attempted to detain Giboney, who became combative and pulled a Sheriff Sergeant into a flooded ditch, where Giboney physically assaulted and held the Sergeant under water. Additional deputies assisted and were able to rescue the Sergeant and take Giboney into custody.
At this time, our Sergeant remains at the hospital undergoing treatment for minor injuries, including water aspiration. Giboney was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and he will be booked into the Yuba County Jail upon release.
11/19/21 8:00 a.m. Update: Our Sgt, who has worked for YCSO for 18 years, was released from the hospital last night and is recovering at home. Giboney was booked into the Yuba County Jail with a bail set of $1,125,000.”