Marin County sheriff injured after struggle with domestic violence suspect

A gun recovered after a struggle with a domestic violence suspect on Feb. 8, 2019 Photo: Marin County Sheriff

 A Marin County sheriff's sergeant was injured Saturday morning during a struggle with a domestic violence suspect in Marin City, according to the sheriff's office.

 The sergeant was on patrol when he came across a man who had a cinch bag hanging around his neck and was wanted by San Rafael police on suspicion of a recent domestic violence incident, according to a social media post by the sheriff's office.

A violent struggle resulted when the sergeant and other deputies tried to detain the suspect, and all of them rolled down a hill.  The officers eventually handcuffed the man and secured the cinch 
bag, which contained a concealed and loaded .40-caliber firearm with no serial numbers. 

 The sergeant was treated at a hospital for injuries sustained during the confrontation.  

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, firearm violations and resisting arrest.