Ventura Pair, who were being given a pass, struck police officer

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On November 4th at 1:10AM, a Ventura Police patrol officer was contacted by a witness in the 200 block of Santa Clara Street who was reporting a physical altercation to the front of the Tavern Bar.  The witness identified two of the involved parties, a male and female, who were still on scene. 

As the officer was attempting to contact the parties to determine their involvement in the altercation, the female suspect, Natalie Carr 26 year old, Ventura Resident ran from the officer.  A second officer arrived on scene and detained Carr, along with the male suspect, Liko McBride 21 year old, Ventura Resident.  Both suspects refused to cooperate with officers as they attempted to gather information.  

During the investigation, officers learned the two were involved in the earlier altercation but were unable to establish a crime had been committed at that time.  As the officer was informing the parties they were being released without pending criminal charges, Carr stood up and advanced towards the officer in a threating manner.  The officer took physical control of Carr in order to take her into custody and prevent her from striking him. McBride interfered at this point and physically assaulted the officer while trying to free Carr. The officer lost control of Carr as a result, but was able to take McBride to the ground as he continued to resist.  Once on the ground, Carr began to strike the officer in the head and upper torso.

The second officer on scene physically detained Carr who continued to try to assault officers.  Once Carr was taken into custody, additional officers arrived on scene and assisted in detaining McBride. 

Both McBride and Carr were placed under arrest and transported to the Ventura County Jail where they were booked for felony resisting a peace officer.  Carr was also charged with being in possession of a controlled substance.

The officer received minor injuries as result of this altercation.

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