Parolee sentenced in SLO County Sheriff deputy assault
July 5, 2011
The Salinas parolee who ran his truck into a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution on Tuesday.
Michael Youngblood, 26, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of assaulting an officer.
On Memorial Day in 2010, deputy Nate Paul responded to a call at Lake Nacimiento 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, causing a compound fracture to his leg. The deputy fired several shots at the truck before being hit.
No one was injured by the gun fire.