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Deputy Injured Arresting Suspect in Eagle Lake Area Altercation

Shon Fults in an ADF booking photo provided by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office

In the early afternoon of January 13th, a Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responded to a residence in the Spalding area of Eagle Lake for a reported civil dispute where a resident had requested that his friend, identified as 36-year old Shon Fults, leave the home.

“After Fults left the residence,” explains LCSO Operations Commander, Captain Kevin Jones, “the Deputy saw Fults in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend. When contacting Fults and his girlfriend, he saw signs that led him to arrest Fults for Public Intoxication.”

According to Jones when the Deputy told Fults he was under arrest, he first tried to walk away and ignored the Deputy’s instructions. Fults then confronted the Deputy in a fighting stance and told the Deputy he was not going back to jail.

“The Deputy attempted to arrest Fults but he immediately resisted,” Jones said. “Fults and the Deputy went to the ground as Fults continued to resist the Deputy.”

Additionally Fults tried to remove the Deputy’s Taser and dislodged his pistol magazines as they struggled.

After 8-10 minutes of trying to subdue the suspect, the Deputy was able to place handcuffs on Fults.

“Although handcuffed, Fults continued to resist by kicking and trying to get away. During the entire incident Fults continually threatened the Deputy’s life,” said Jones.

This altercation continued for several minutes before Spalding Fire Department arrived and assisted the Deputy in controlling Fults. Additional Deputies and CHP officers also responded to assist.

Fults sustained minor injuries and taken to Banner Hospital to be treated and cleared for booking. While at the hospital Fults again became violent and in the process of being treated, assaulted medical personnel.

According to Captain Jones, Fults was eventually booked into the Lassen County Jail on charges of Resisting an Executive Officer, Attempting to Remove a Weapon, Public Intoxication and Battery Against Medical Personnel. His bail was set at $30,000.

The arresting Deputy sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Banner Hospital.

“We would like to thank the Spalding Volunteer Fire Department and the community members who assisted our Deputy in this incident,” said Captain Jones. “Their assistance during and after the event is very appreciated.”

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor


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