Man arrested for assaulting officer with a deadly weapon

PORTERVILLE, Calif. - A man was arrested after he threw an object at an officer.

On June 16, officers with the Porterville Police Department went to a house on West Olive Avenue.

When officers were at the scene, they were involved in a physical altercation with a person who they were trying to take into custody.

During the altercation a bystander, who was later identified as 23-year-old William Steelman, threw an object at an officer striking him in the head.

Officers said they continued their investigation and were able to positively identify Steelman as the suspect who threw the object.

William was contacted at his home and taken into custody without further incident.

William was later booked into the Tulare County Jail.

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