FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Father, Son Cyclists Arrested After Allegedly Beating Officer

February 12, 2016  | 

A father and son were arrested after they allegedly beat a police officer in Huntington Beach, CA, who had attempted to stop one of them Tuesday night, authorities said, reports KTLA.

Photo: Huntington Beach PD
Photo: Huntington Beach PD

The incident began when an unidentified patrol officer in his patrol vehicle stopped a male bicyclist for a violation around 11:20 p.m., according to a Wednesday news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

As the 17-year veteran officer contacted the cyclist, his father came up behind the officer and hit him in the head, the release stated. Both the son and father were on bikes, according to police Officer Jennifer Marlatt.

The officer pulled out a TASER but was knocked to the ground. The two men began beating the officer, punching and kicking him in the head, said the release.

At that point, a woman who was riding along in the patrol vehicle got out of the car and started yelling for the men to stop, the release stated. Her screams prompted the two men to flee on their bikes.

The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his head and face. He was released from the hospital, and was expected to make a full recovery.

Police located the father, identified as 58-year-old Darryl Headrick, in the immediate area, according to the release. His son, 23-year-old Bryce Headrick, was arrested several hours later.

Both were booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, and resisting a peace officer.

Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

ted @ 2/12/2016 4:32 PM

They say they want to close Guantanamo Bay but I think we should keep it open and bring Charles Graner from Abu Ghraib back to be the warden and let him do what he wants when we sent these two idiots there.

Sgt Hartman @ 2/13/2016 5:45 PM

They certainly look like a couple of mutts. Nice ears on junior.

Larry Romero @ 2/15/2016 3:26 PM

Iam happy to hear the officer is making a full recovery and thank God for his ride along to get involved. A speedie recovery to the officer.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

2 Pennsylvania Troopers Shot, Suspect Killed in Shootout
Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were shot and a suspect was killed Friday night in...
4 Florida Officers Shot, 1 Killed
One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida...
Spain's Terrorist Attacks Part of Same Large-scale Plot
Authorities across Europe mounted a manhunt for those involved in a large-scale terrorist...
Video: VA Rescue Crew Uses Drones to Help Rescue Man Trapped by Tree
Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew and Pittsylvania County (VA) Sheriff's Office...
Louisiana to Review 16,000 Prison Sentences as Criminal Justice Reform Takes Effect
Louisiana's Public Safety and Corrections officials are reviewing the sentences of 16,000...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine