The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department has identified the Salinas man arrested Friday night after he allegedly hit a deputy with a truck in an attempt to flee authorities at Nacimiento Lake.
Michael Garrett Youngblood, 26, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after deputies responded about 7:40 Friday night to a disturbance at a crowded campground near the lake.
Authorities said several deputies responded to the altercation and tried to apprehend Youngblood. The man then allegedly got into a pickup truck and ran over a tent as he tried to get away.
One deputy then shot at the truck, which then hit the deputy, Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Bryn said.
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The deputy, whose name has not been released, was taken by helicopter to Twin Cities Community Hospital and has undergone surgery for a compound fracture to his leg.
Youngblood was not injured.
Youngblood is on parole for an undetermined conviction, Bryn said. He remained Saturday at County Jail without bail.