Assault suspect from Loomis used crowbar, pool cue
A Loomis man was arrested after he reportedly assaulted another man with a pool cue and a crowbar, while his female companion reportedly used a stun gun on the victim.
Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the reported assault in the 17000 block of Cattle Drive at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday, said Sheriff Keith Royal.
The male victim, who was not identified, told deputies that a man identified as Todd Dean Churchill attacked him from behind, hitting him with a pool cue and a crowbar in the arm and back. A woman he knew only as “Red” used a stun gun on him as well, he said.
“He said he felt like his whole body had licked a 9-volt battery,” Royal said.
According to the victim, he was rooming with Churchill in Loomis but had decided to move out, and Churchill had told him he could use his vehicle.
A confrontation subsequently ensued at the storage facility, however, and Churchill took the vehicle and left the scene, the victim said.
A be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued and a deputy pulled Churchill over on Highway 49 at La Barr Meadows Road.
Churchill said he had recently gotten out of Placer County jail, only to discover that the alleged victim had taken his vehicle.
Deputies searched the truck and reportedly found a broken pool cue and a crowbar, as well as a stun gun in the possession of the female passenger. They also located two assault rifle receivers that had been stolen from Placer County, Royal said.
Churchill, 46, was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing an assault weapon and committing a felony while on bail. He was released on $50,000 bail. His passenger has not been charged,
To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-477-4229.
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