San Andreas, CA — The reported assailant of an 83-year-old woman who was able to call 911 for help is now jailed on several violent felony charges.
According to Calaveras Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Anthony Eberhardt, the woman called in just before midnight last night from a residence outside the 400 block of La Contenta Drive in Valley Springs. Describing that she had been assaulted and strangled, the victim also stated that although her attacker had kicked in the door of a room she had locked herself into she was able to escape.
Responding deputies and CHP officers found that, when they arrived the alleged assailant, 38-year-old Jeffrey A Greg, had barricaded himself and refused to negotiate with them. After forcing the door to gain entrance to the room where he was hiding, Greg reportedly launched an assault on the responders, punching and kicking at them for several minutes.
“It took four deputies and two CHP officers to get him into custody — two deputies were injured in the incident and were taken to the hospital,” Sgt. Eberhardt shares. Although both have since been released neither has yet been able to return to work.
Greg, also injured in the incident, was additionally transported for medical treatment while the victim received medical attention onscene and was subsequently released from medical care. Investigators report that the suspect later admitted he was under the influence on a controlled substance at the time of the attack.
Greg, with a bail set at $1,225,000, now faces charges of battery against and obstructing/resisting peace officers as well as resisting an executive peace officer; causing harm of a dependent, making criminal threats and false imprisonment.