Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sprayed With Bear Spray – CBS Sacramento

YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was sprayed in the face with bear spray while trying to arrest a suspect.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on July 15, at roughly 1:34 pm, a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of ​​the 900 block of South Barrett Road was placed.

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A deputy arrived and came into contact with 35-year-old Christopher Matthew Tyler Kelsey. The deputy was familiar with Kelsey and knew he had a felony warrant.

When the deputy tried to detain Kelsey, he was able to escape and grab a can of bear spray out of the vehicle. He sprayed the deputy and fled the scene in the Green 1996 Ford Mustang.

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With the help of the Yuba County Police Department and other members of law enforcement, Yuba County Sheriff’s were able to take Kelsey into custody at around 12:22 am

The officer that was sprayed in the face was taken to a hospital and later released.

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Kelsey was charged with numerous charges, including assault on a peace officer.

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