Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Axe Wielding Suspect
The suspect, 25-year-old Ilya Yegudkin of Los Angeles, is still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was booked in absentia on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting arrest, battery causing serious injury and physical elder abuse. He posted $50,000 bail yesterday, June 12, 2016 at approximately 2:15 p.m. and is no longer in the custody of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The case will be forwarded to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Santa Barbara - June 11th, 2016
At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, June 11, 2016, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an out of control camper who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance at Paradise Campground off Paradise Road and Highway 154. The male subject was reportedly wielding two axes and had thrown them at people. As deputies were responding, they also learned that the camper had cut up his tent, vandalized a car and had assaulted several campers including his own friends as well as an elderly male who was sitting in his truck. He had also attempted to fight a Santa Barbara County Firefighter who responded to the scene.
When deputies arrived, they located the suspect who was later identified as 25-year-old Ilya Yegudkin of Los Angeles. Yegudkin was extremely combative and fought with deputies. During the struggle to detain him, one deputy received a facial laceration. Deputies used several less lethal methods of force in order to eventually subdue Yegudkin and take him into custody. Due to his resistance, Yegudkin received injuries and was transported to the hospital where he was later admitted. The deputy who was injured was treated and released from the hospital. A friend who was assaulted by Yegudkin during the incident refused medical treatment.
Yegudkin was booked in absentia on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting arrest, battery causing serious injury and physical elder abuse. Once he is released from the hospital he will be transported and booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail.
Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by personnel from the California Highway Patrol, California State Parks, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, American Medical Response and Santa Barbara County Air Support.
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