ANTIOCH -- A man who assaulted a woman and then led officers on an exhaustive hours-long search was arrested Tuesday, police said.
Around 11:59 a.m., Antioch police responded to a report of a male assaulting a female in the downtown area. As officers arrived, the man, later identified as 32-year-old Rakeem Rucks, fled on foot, while his female victim remained on scene, but was uncooperative and wouldn't identify her attacker, according to police.
Officers chased Rucks to a residence on the 400 block of F Street; he violently resisted arrest and then forced his way into a home, police said. Officers attempted to convince Rucks to come out of the home, but he refused.
At some point, the woman Rucks had allegedly assaulted showed up at the home, interfered with officers and was arrested, police said. Officers finally used two flash-bang grenades, went into the home and cleared the house.
A loaded, stolen firearm was found inside, but Rucks was not. Police said that he likely fled out of the back before officers could completely surround the home.
Rucks was found several hours later after seeking for medical assistance for injuries sustained while he tried to evade police. He was taken into custody after treatment at a local hospital and is being held at County Jail in Martinez on $40,000 bail.