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Docs: Suspect unresponsive after fighting with deputies during arrest attempt

Dallas Youngblood in stable condition in hospital
Posted at 12:19 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 18:57:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man is in the hospital after fighting with and injuring two Sheriff's deputies this week when they tried to take him into custody in Northwest Bakersfield.

Dallas Youngblood, 38, was arrested Wednesday night, suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance and trying to break into a home.

KCSO confirmed to 23ABC News that deputies were called to the 10900 block of Rosedale Highway that night for reports of a suspicious person in the area. When the deputies arrived and tried to talk to the man, he took off on foot.

According to KCSO, while on the run, the man tried to break into a home there.

Court documents obtained by 23ABC News show when the deputies caught up with the man, he resisted arrest. KCSO officials say the man kicked and punched at the deputies.

Documents show Youngblood "displayed signs of an agitated chaotic event which required medical personnel" to be called to the scene. Deputies reported that Youngblood was suffering from "labored breathing and was unresponsive" as he was being treated. He was taken to Kern Medical where he's listed in stable condition, according to KCSO.

Two deputies suffered minor injuries during the incident, KCSO says.

According to the Sheriff's Office arrest log, Youngblood is a transient.

Youngblood is facing charges of felony resisting, attempted burglary, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He's expected to be arraigned on those charges on Monday, June 10.