A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy suffered a severe ankle injury in a tussle to detain a man in Orangevale.
The incident began with someone calling the Sheriff’s Department at 12:30 p.m. Monday. During the call, the citizen said he was being threatened by others in an apartment complex in the 6400 block of Benning Street in Orangevale.
When deputies got to the apartment complex, they came across a dog tied up in the heat. They could not find the owner, so deputies requested animal control to come for the dog.
Deputies were then approached by Tristan Alexander, 22, who said the animal was a “neighborhood dog.” When deputies asked Alexander to identify himself, he refused.
According to a Sheriff’s Department news release, Alexander became aggressive with language and in his posture toward the deputies.
When they tried to detain him, Alexander resisted, according to the news release. During the effort to detain him, a deputy suffered an ankle injury and was taken to the hospital.
Alexander was arrested on suspicion of resisting police and causing injury.