Reported assault victim ends up in jail on multiple charges |

Reported assault victim ends up in jail on multiple charges

A man who called 911 to report that he had been assaulted at a Grass valley bar ended up in county jail on charges of public drunkenness and assault on a physician and a police officer.

Grass Valley Police officers responded to the bar in the 100 block of West Main Street for a report of an assault at about 12:30 a.m. Monday.

The alleged victim, identified as Cornell Derek Marcum, 23, was very drunk, belligerent and uncooperative, said Sgt. Joe Matteoni.

Marcum — who reportedly had blood all over his face and sweatshirt — was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public, and was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for clearance due to his facial injuries.

While at the hospital, Marcum reportedly kneed the emergency room physician in the head while being examined, and then kicked an officer in the leg while being placed in a patrol vehicle. He was subsequently hobbled, Matteoni said.

Marcum was booked on suspicion of being drunk in public, battery on a peace officer and battery on emergency personnel, and was released on $2,500 bail.

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