San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 25, 2016 / 3:41 pm

INCIDENT: PC 245 – Assault Likely to Cause Injury

LOCATION: 31387 Outer Hwy 10, Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Aaron Cole, 21 years old, Yucaipa

VICTIM: Yucaipa Deputy

Summary

On Monday, July 25, 2016 at 3:41 p.m. Deputies responded to a theft call at a restaurant in Yucaipa. Based on the description provided by a witness to the theft, deputies contacted and detained Aaron Cole a short distance from the restaurant. Cole was handcuffed prior to being transported back to the restaurant, where deputies continued their investigation. A deputy realized that Cole was trying to manipulate the handcuffs to get them off his wrists. The deputy tried to reposition the cuffs, but Cole had already freed one hand. The deputy was wrestling with Cole attempting to reattach the restraint when Cole used the unattached handcuff as a weapon and struck the deputy in the face. Cole broke away from the deputy’s grasp and fled the scene. Other deputies chased Cole and apprehended him as he tried to re-enter the restaurant.

Cole was taken into custody and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Assault likely to cause injury and outstanding warrants. The deputy received outpatient treatment at Redlands Community Hospital for his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Yucaipa Station at (909)918-2305.

Refer:Deputy E. Urban

Station:Yucaipa Station

Phone No.(909) 918-2305

Case No.141602666

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700