Deputies catch Linda man trying to hide in a closet
A bad hiding spot was the downfall of a Linda man running from Yuba County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday.
After a brief chase leading into an apartment, deputies found Daniel Eddy, 26, falling out of the top of a closet, Lt. Shaun Smith said.
Eddy ran from Deputy Tamara Pecsi at Lindhurst and Olivehurst avenues after inadvertently striking her in the face to avoid arrest, Smith said. He fled into a nearby apartment and hid in the closet.
"For whatever reason, the shelf broke lose or he fell out somehow," Smith said.
The chase began shortly after 8:40 a.m. Wednesday when the department received a call for suspicious activity around the 5100 block of Lindhurst Avenue. Pecsi confronted Eddy shortly thereafter.
Pecsi asked the man who he was, but Eddy gave her the wrong name and she tried to arrest him.
In the struggle, Eddy struck Pecsi on the side of the face.
"He was flailing his arms somehow," Smith said. "It wasn't the deliberate act of drawing back, making a fist and swinging at a cop."
Several other officers arrived to assist Pecsi in the chase, and the suspect was arrested in about five minutes, Smith said.
Eddy was arrested on suspicion of hitting a deputy and resisting arrest. He was booked into the Yuba County Jail. Bail was set at $15,000.
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