A Santa Barbara City College student was arrested in Isla Vista on Sept. 9 for violently resisting arrest, leading to the injury of a UC Santa Barbara police officer, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office reported.
Isaac Brown, an 18-year-old first-year SBCC student and linebacker for the college’s football team, was arrested for resisting arrest, causing serious bodily injury and dissuading an executive officer by force.
He was still in custody as of Friday and his bail is set at $25,000. Brown has been suspended from athletics until the situation is resolved, according to a statement from SBCC spokesperson Luz Reyes-Martín.
Sheriff’s deputies and UC Police Department (UCPD) officers responded to a “large crowd and fight” on Del Playa Drive and Camino Del Sur at about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to SBSO.
Brown allegedly fled the scene and attempted to resist arrest from officers two separate times. During the second time, Brown “aggressively pull[ed] the officer down and to the ground” where she struck her head against the bumper of a parked truck, according to SBSO.
The officer, who has not been named, lost consciousness for several minutes and was later taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She has been released and continues to recover, SBSO said in a release.
SBSO and UCPD began an investigation to identify and find Brown, obtained an arrest warrant and took him into custody on Tuesday “without confrontation.”
Reyes-Martín said the SBCC dean of student affairs will determine what type of further disciplinary action is necessary.
“We send our sincere best wishes to the UCSB Police Officer that was injured and wish her a speedy and full recovery,” she said. “We take cases like this very seriously and will continue to work with law enforcement and our college administration to respond.”