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Texas transient attacks SCV cop

Posted: July 22, 2008 1:48 a.m.
Updated: September 22, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
A man in distress wound up a man under arrest over the weekend, after attacking a sheriff's deputy reportedly trying to help him.

Alfredo Gonzalez, a 21-year-old transient from Texas, was spotted by a deputy Saturday afternoon, lying in a wash near Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive, according to a sheriff's report. The deputy reported Gonzalez appeared to be unconscious, and was bleeding from his head.

After calling for paramedics, the deputy reportedly tapped Gonzalez on the shoulder, attempting to wake him, at which point Gonzalez reportedly jumped up and threw several punches while cursing.

When the deputy ordered Gonzalez to get back on the ground, the transient instead picked up a stick and started swinging it at the deputy, according to the report.

Without being hit or seriously injured, the deputy managed to take Gonzalez into custody.

Gonzalez was uncooperative and deputies were unable to ascertain how his head was injured, why he was in the wash and why he attacked the deputy, according to the report.

Gonzalez faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. He was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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