Deputies kill pit bull while making arrest

VENTURA, Calif. On Saturday, Ventura County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the West County Patrol/Ojai Station, responded to a report of a battery. Upon arrival, the deputies discovered that a 38-year-old Ventura man had been struck several times on the head with a hard object.

The victim refused medical treatment for his injuries. During the investigation, 40 year-old Jeremy Evan Raoult was identified the suspect in the attack.

The deputies were able to locate Raoult at 5013 Floral Drive in the unincorporated area of Ventura. As they approached the residence, the suspect ran out the back door and attempted to flee the area. The deputies were able to contain the suspect and, after a brief struggle, take him into custody.

During the incident, a deputy was confronted by an aggressive pit bull. The situation resulted in the deputy shooting and killing the animal.

Raoult was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and an active parole hold, officials said.

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