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Assault on deputy, casino employee lands man in jail

A 23-year-old Oroville man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly assaulted a staff member at a casino and kicked a Butte County sheriff's deputy in the chest.

Deputies were dispatched to the Gold Country Casino in Oroville about 10 p.m. regarding a report of an intoxicated man who had assaulted a casino employee. When deputies arrived, they found the suspect, Dallas Keith Iverson, detained by casino staff members outside the casino, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

When deputies approached Iverson, he began yelling racial slurs and acting combative, sheriff’s officials said. After deputies placed him in a patrol car, Iverson violently kicking the right rear passenger door.

When a deputy opened the door, Iverson kicked the deputy in the chest and knocked him to the ground, officials said. Iverson was removed from the patrol car and placed in a safety restraint.

The deputy who was kicked was treated at Oroville Medical Center for injuries to his rib cage and knee.

Sheriff’s officials said Iverson suffered minor injuries during his confrontations with casino employees and deputies and was evaluated at Oroville Medical Center before being booked into the Butte County jail. He was booked on suspicion of resisting an executive officer with force or violence, battery on a peace officer and battery.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy