Written by AARON CASTREJON
LOS ANGELES - A deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Temple Station remains hospitalized, but in stable condition after falling down a flight of stairs while fighting with a suspect.
The deputy, a 6-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, was rushed by ground ambulance to County/USC Medical Center after becoming injured around 5:55 p.m. January 29. The deputy received a head injury in the fall.
The deputy responded to a call of a a reported drunk man on the second floor of a business in the 5600 block of Rosemead Boulevard in Temple City. During an arrest attempt, the deputy and suspect, 58-year-old William Gerald Penn began fighting and eventually fell down some stairs, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Penn, an Arcadia man, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Penn was briefly hospitalized for minor injuries, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.