Bishop resident arrested on felony charges

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.

Darrell Maddox Jr.

Darrell Maddox Jr.

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.



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22 Responses to Bishop resident arrested on felony charges

  1. Low-Inyo October 22, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    …As I read this story here,stating Maddox was “intoxicated and behaving erratically”,and then fleeing when officers arrived….captured….arrested,then kicking the patrol car,charged with obstruction and vandalism…and then released with a “notice to appear”… I read on,with his 10 A.M. shinanigans began again,assaulting an elderly man that picked him up hitch-hiking and stealing his wallet and cell-phone,and AGAIN getting into it with the CHP officers this time,assaulting them and getting the taser- treatment,with the court system we have in this Country,I was actually expecting the story and paragraph to end saying “Maddox was again released with a notice to appear ” ….

    • Jim October 24, 2015 at 9:30 am #

      Send this guy to prison. We don’t need his type around here! No excuse for this behavior!

  2. Tinner October 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    I wish bad things for this rotten human being.

  3. Rick O'Brien October 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    What started out as a nothing misdemeanor , evolves into a major group of felony charges, ALL because of alcohol, and the dumb kid can’t even legally drink yet ! Unless this kid gets some serious help, like right now, he’s well on his way to being a lifetime problem for his family and anyone around him. Sober up, Darrell-ict.

    • Concerned Citizen October 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

      What alcohol??? The dirt bag just got released from ICJ custody. He was stone cold sober when he did this to that poor old man!!!

  4. Low-Inyo October 23, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    …and Rick O’brien,having just gotten out of the drunk tank a few hours earlier for his assault # 1 on the Inyo County Sheriffs officers,this ADULT (not kid) WAS sober at the time he launched his assault # 2 and stole the wallet and cell phone from the elderly man that gave him a ride…..can’t really blame being drunk and stupid at the time of the second assault…what this ADULT might need more-so than “treatment and re-hab ” and a “notice to appear” after the next problem is mixing it up with the wrong person learning a real lesson on life the hard way…..then a call to Law Enforcement….

  5. sugarmagnolia October 24, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    The more I learn about this one, the less sense it makes….First, he was just a drunk guy, he wasn’t driving or anything. You’d think our LEO could handle a drunk guy and get him to go home or at least calm down. But, sinse that didn’t happen and he got belligerent, they did the right thing in bringing him in.
    BUT it’s completely inexplicable that he was released at 8:00 am the next day…he was likely still drunk. Why not wait till 2:00 pm or something?

    And then, what we do here in Inyo and Mono Counties is just wrong. That is take people 45 miles away to jail and then release them (often at odd hours) with no way home. The bus system is very limited and sometimes people don’t have their phones with them (or they’ve died) to call someone. That is a recipe for a problem, which is what happened here.

    Plain and simple, it benefits the public if we safely get these people back to their towns. I know, LEO think its a fitting punishment for people to be stuck in Bridgeport or Independence, but the reality is it creates a risk for everybody. Bring them back to their town.

    Perhaps the best solution is to have holding tanks in the two main towns. Why have LEO spend 2 hours taking someone down to Indy or up to Bridgeport anyway?

    • Low-Inyo October 25, 2015 at 6:53 am #

      sugarmagnolia….Sounds like a lot of “who shot John” to me….and excuses being made for his behavior….almost to the point the assaults were the fault of Law Enforcement.LE isn’t a taxi service to law-breakers…and they’re not a baby-sitting service that should calm drunk people down and then take them home after they get a call about their erratic behavior.

      • sugar magnolia October 26, 2015 at 8:03 am #

        I don’t know what ‘who shot john’ refers to, but I’m not making excuses for this guy. He’s gonna have to pay for his own actions.

        i just believe in giving people the best chance to succeed…ie. don’t leave them in a town 40 miles from home with no way to get there. And when you put someone in the drunk tank to sober up, don’t release them till their sober.

        • Really October 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

          Sugar Magnolia,
          How in the world do you know he wasn’t sober when he was released? Do you really think he was released while still drunk? I think Inyo County knows better than to release someone while intoxicated. Looks to me like you’re making an excuse for this individuals action.

          • Trouble October 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

            I heard a ex con once say the best drugs he ever got was in jail. Just saying 🙂

        • Low-Inyo October 27, 2015 at 11:55 am #

          Sugar Magnolia….Maybe it’s just me thinking this way,but “The best chance to succeed” doesn’t include getting drunk ,resisting arrest….kicking patrol cars…and then when you get released from jail,assault the guy that was nice enough to give you a ride home and steal his wallet and cell phone,followed by getting into it with Law Enforcement again….one thing wrong with this Country now is grown-ups (20+ years old)still needing babysitters and someone to “take care of them” through life.Maybe Law Enforcement should’ve given him a cell phone to call for a ride home,and if he couldn’t get ahold of anyone,gotten him into their patrol car,bought him breakfast,and driven him to his door-step..given him some money,and let him keep the cell-phone for his next run in with the Law.

    • Wondering October 26, 2015 at 6:29 am #

      @sugarmagnolia I had a family member who was always in trouble….and would call for a ride when he would get released from ICJ. Ummmm walk your happy ass home buddy, tough love. It did’t kill him, he had a few “long walks” home to think about his behavior. And BTW he’s stone cold sober now and doing great. =)

  6. Trouble October 24, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    Low Inyo, I don’t really disagree with your opinion on this kid needing help. But our government sponsored rehab is a sad joke in this country as far as I’m concerned.
    I wish people would look at what all these expensive rehabs really do. Their success rate is less then 5 percent. And half of them put most of the addicts on meds for depression, then lead them to free AA meetings once their government money runs out. It’s sad.

    • Low-Inyo October 25, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      Agreed,Trouble….re-hab rarely works if and when it’s forced on someone through probation or “community service”…I actually knew someone in Oregon that was a current drug-addict and part of his “community service” was counceling drug addicts at a re-hab….telling them of the draw-backs of drug addiction….only way to quit the drug or alcohol abuse is to man-up (or girl-up ) and do it on your own…usually having to relocate to another place to live and away from the druggies….and PLEASE….nobody say some can’t just up and move and start over in a town with no job and not knowing anyone there….I did it….drug-free now for 15 years plus….if I could do it anyone can….if they really want to.

  7. Roy October 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    I’ll base my opinion on my 30 years law enforcement experience,,,, this young man is a A-Hole and most likely will always be one…

    • Trouble October 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

      Roy, that sounds like something or last DA would say.

  8. Tinner October 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    Growing up in so cal I’ve had one or two long walks home to think about my behavior, as Wondering stated. I guess that was enough for me, the way some people would look at me, throw things and yell at me. I never felt like so much of a loser, standing there thumbing a ride. I asked two cops for a ride once because I was scared to walk through a certain neighborhood, they just laughed and drove off. It has to be way easier to thumb a ride up here than in so cal.
    My family is much like Wondering’s except I knew better than to call a family member and ask for a ride home but also was expected to be at work the next day…and I worked in the family business.
    I’m stone cold sober now too.

  9. Low-Inyo October 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    Sadly,on the Inyo County Sheriff facebook website,the man that was assaulted by this “mis-guided child” wrote a comment about this incident….he is a disabled Vietnam Veteran…and was on his way to Oregon for a hiking trip with his daughter….instead,he got to spend time at the VA Hospital in La Jolla with a fractured mouth,a broken nose,and busted dentures that can’t be replaced untill the fractures heal.

    • sugarmagnolia October 28, 2015 at 7:14 am #

      yet you don’t agree with me that he shouldn’t have been released that morning, I bet this gentleman does.

      • Low-Inyo October 28, 2015 at 10:39 am #

        Sugar Magnolia……Of course he shouldn’t have been released that morning…for public-safety’s sake,bail should have been set high….not OR and a “notice to appear”…but from what your saying,you said “he was just a drunk guy….get him home and calmed down, thus giving him the best chance to succeed “…like it was Law Enforcement’s fault for not babysitting him to his doorstep,and not releasing him “40 miles away from his home”…but I’m sure if him or his family sees these posts from you,they’ll take into account what you said and try to sue the County for “releasing him while he was still drunk”….thus making assault # 2 the Counties fault…..not his…..always someone else’s fault.

  10. Corruption in bishop October 28, 2015 at 1:00 am #

    And how many times has he been in and out of “camp snoopy ” I also wonder if he has had any incidents. . (Fighting) while locked up , as with the many regular visitors that …..time&time again. . Are released. ..only to be arrested. .just hours later….it’s just like the rest of all the b.s. of the inyo justice system. Yes OUR COURT SYSTEM FAILED THIS MAN.AND SHOULD BE HELD directly responsible for this incident.
    THERE’S SO MUCH CORRUPTION in our little system it’s pathetic. like the marsh incident.. embezzlement. . Where is that going? Yet…. I see jay serving time . Where’s ms marsh in jail?… why is a cop who selfies his dingaling and sends it out… still on duty?? What about that good ole attorney who has threatened clients, busted using meth, how many times? And yet ? He’s still a legal lawyer, ? How many people know a Leo who has, or still is violating laws …well…cuss they have a badge.. LEAD BY EXAMPLE. If you as a concerned citizen. … a voting citizen , keeps the same judges on the bench that allowed this to happen. Then…. why do you really expect changes from anyone. LEAD BY EXAMPLE, it’s truly time to see ALL NEW FACES IN THE LEO,,, THE COURTS,
    Blame who you want.
    II blame the judge , our system.


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