Injured sheriff’s deputy released from hospital
May 31, 2010
Department spokesman Rob Bryn said that Deputy Nate Paul, an eight-year veteran, was scheduled to be released from Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton after being airlifted from Lake Nacimiento Friday evening.
Paul suffered a fractured compound in his leg after being rammed by a truck driven Michael Garret Youngblood, 26, of Salinas. The incident occurred at the Lake Nacimiento Campground after deputies had been called to investigate complaints of noise and overcrowding.
As the deputies arrived, Youngblood allegedly tried to escape by driving his truck through a neighboring campsite and striking a tent before hitting Paul. The deputy fired several shots at the truck before begin hit. No one was injured by the gun fire.
The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone who might have video or still photos of the Friday night incident to call 781-4500.