Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release
At approximately 1:00am this morning Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Darrell Maddox Jr, a 20-year old man from Bishop, was intoxicated and behaving erratically.
When Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location where Maddox was reported to be, Maddox attempted to flee on foot. Deputies were able to detain Maddox; however Maddox was uncooperative, refused a field sobriety test, and was ultimately taken into custody for resisting/obstructing.
While en route to the Inyo County Jail, Maddox began kicking the patrol vehicle ultimately damaging the inside of the door. Maddox was booked for obstruction, and vandalism. This morning after being detained in a sobering cell, Maddox was released with a notice to appear.
Today shortly after 10:00am the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification that Maddox had assaulted an elderly man outside of Carroll’s Market in Big Pine. The victim reportedly picked Maddox up as a hitchhiker directly north of Independence. Maddox asked to be dropped off in Big Pine; once the vehicle stopped the victim reported that Maddox punched him in the face then stole his wallet and phone.
Two California Highway Patrol officers located Maddox on the east side of Big Pine. Maddox got into a physical altercation with the officers, striking one of the CHP officers, which prompted the deployment of a Taser.
CHP arrested Maddox, but then transferred custody to Inyo County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Maddox was booked into the Inyo County Jail under the following charges: felony robbery, felony cruelty to an elder, obstruction, resisting arrest, and battery on Peace Officer. Bail has been set at $100,000.