Jacob Robert Newmaker (6713)

3/16/2012: Officers responded and received further reports that the subject had left the area on a bicycle. Officers located the subject in the area of Vista Drive and 11th Street. The suspect first attempted to flee, then became physically combative towards the responding officer. The officer attempted to subdue the suspect with a Taser, which was ineffective. A secondary officer arrived on scene and the subject continued to be physically combative and resistive. Officers’ utilized verbal commands, control holds, pepper spray and baton strikes, all of which were ineffective in subduing the subject. During the violent struggle, the subject gained control of one of the officer’s batons. As the suspect was in the process of attempting to strike the officer with the baton, the other officer fired his weapon at the suspect to stop the attack on his fellow officer http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2012/mar/16/fortuna-police-description-todays-shooting/

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