Antioch man arrested for suspected assault

A man was arrested Saturday morning in Antioch after police found a 76-year-old female family member on a living room floor suffering from serious injuries, police said.

Someone called 911 at 10:22 a.m. to report an assault at a home in the 1200 block of C Street.

Several officers responded to the home and when they arrived they found the victim on the floor bound with tape.

Police said the person that called said a 44-year-old family member admitted to assaulting the victim over several hours.

The caller also told police that the suspect might be under the influence of drugs.

Police said the suspect fled in his vehicle as officers were responding but police quickly located him in the neighborhood.

After a short chase, officers disabled the suspect’s vehicle and took him into custody.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where she is in critical but stable condition.

Police said the suspect was also treated at a hospital and cleared to be taken to jail.

 

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Detective A. Gonzalez at (925) 779-6923. People can also text a tip to 274637 using the keyword ANTIOCH.