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Woman hits elderly father, swings at deputy

Woman hits elderly father, swings at deputy

Andrea Bryant threatened to kill her father and deputies after tearing down screen doors and breaking windows

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IVANHOE – A woman hit her elderly father in the face before taking a swing at the deputy who answered his call for help, and then threatened to kill them both. 

Andrea Bryant

Andrea Bryant

At 6:57 a.m. on April 28, a Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s deputy responded to the 32900 block of Road 156 in Ivanhoe for a report of an adult woman who had struck her father. The elderly man, whose name is being withheld for victim confidentiality, told the deputy that his adult daughter had hit him in the face threatened to kill him. 

When the deputy attempted to arrest the daughter, identified as Andrea Bryant, and place her in handcuffs she refused and attempted to strike the deputy. Bryant continued to resist arrest but was eventually placed in handcuffs. While placing her into a patrol car, Bryant threatened deputies stating she would kill them, too.

Deputies then found that Bryant had destroyed a mesh screen to the security door of the residence and outside window as well as breaking an outside window in an attempt to gain entry to the residence. Damages to the home were estimated at approximately $210. Bryant was booked at the Sheriff’s Adult Pre-Trial Facility on felony charges of elder abuse, death threats toward an officer, resisting arrest, terrorist threats, and vandalism.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Ryan Yates with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at 1-800-808-0488 / 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.


Sheriff’s Log

Tuesday, April 24
At noon at the intersection of Avenue 256 and Mooney Boulevard, a 200 Toyota Camry stolen out of the Lindsay area that morning had crashed into another vehicle. The two females who stole the car fled the scene on foot but a detective sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department caught up with them a short time later. During the arrest both of the females assaulted the sergeant but he was not injured. Angelica Chapa, 21, and a 16-year-old female juvenile were charged with felony hit and run, assault on a peace officer, and possession of a stolen vehicle. According to the Lindsay Police Department, the Camry was stolen from a parking lot in the 700 block of E. Honlulu Street. Surveillance video identified the juvenile as the person who stole the vehicle. 

Friday, April 27
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, along with Monterey County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel, recovered a body at the bottom of a 100-foot ravine in Monterey County, near the area where Charles “Harold” Hood’s silver Chrysler Town &

Charles “Harold” Hood 82 years old

Charles “Harold” Hood
82 years old

Country minivan was located at 9 a.m. the day before. As of press time, the body had yet been identified by the Monterey County Coroner’s Office. The 82-year-old Hood was last seen on March 15, 2018 driving his van away from his home in the 20900 block of Avenue 152 in Porterville. Anyone with any information regarding the disappearance of Mr. Hood is encouraged to contact detectives in the Violent Crimes Bureau at 559-802-9563, or anonymously through the TipNow Line at 559-725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com.

Saturday, April 28
At 7:30 p.m. in an orchard at the corner of Road 256 and Avenue 120 in Porterville, detectives responded to a report of a robbery. The victim advised he was traveling eastbound on Avenue 116 on his electric scooter when he was confronted by subjects in a vehicle who motioned him to pull over. The victim said he rode into the orchard to attempt to evade the subjects, however he was followed by the suspect vehicle. The victim was pushed off of his electric scooter and physically assaulted. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle and took the victim’s scooter. 

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