From Del Norte County District Attorney’s Office – January 13, 2017 –
The Del Norte District Attorney’s Office announced today that Wiley Allen Cole (28) of Crescent City has been charged with assault on a peace officer with force likely to produce great bodily injury, a special allegation of causing great bodily injury, two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence and one count or removing a weapon (a taser) from a peace officer during resistance. The charges stem from allegations that during the early morning hours of January 12, 2017, Crescent City Police Department officers Ethan Miller and Anthony Lopez were attempting to arrest Cole on several outstanding warrants when he physically resisted them. Officer Miller sustained a broken hand during the altercation.
Cole was arraigned this afternoon and pleaded not guilty. His preliminary hearing is set for January 24, 2017. He is currently being held in the Del Norte County jail with bail set at $100,000.