On the evening of Saturday July 1, a man was arrested for assaulting an Oakley Police officer during the Oakley Cityhood Celebration.
Police are expected to release additional information later Monday, however, police did confirm they arrested a man who has a history of run-ins with law enforcement and he did violate his probation.
The incident occurred when an officer attempted to break up a fight when the man came up and struck the officer in the head and attempted to flee the area before being tackled by a bystander.
Malcolm Barfield, 24, was then arrested on multiple charges including felony resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and violation of probation. He was booked in Martinez Detention Facility.
Update per Oakley Police
We’d like to thank the citizens who assisted us in this matter, as well as all those who attended this year’s family-friendly event. It saddens us that a few would seek to spoil such a wonderful community celebration.