Foothills pair in custody after allegedly causing scene, damaging deputy cars in Lake of the Pines

Nevada County deputy recovering in Roseville after rolling patrol car
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Two local residents were still in custody Monday afternoon after allegedly harassing customers at a Lake of the Pines gas station and kicking out the windows of deputy patrol cars. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office arrested Vicki Briggs, 46, of Grass Valley, and Charles Clark, 56, of Rough and Ready, Sunday night after an initial call that Briggs was reportedly walking around a mobile home park near Combie Road, yelling and swinging a baseball bat, according to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal. Clark was reportedly inside one of the mobile homes and was yelling at Briggs to come back inside, Royal said. Royal said later the two were allegedly harassing customers at the Chevron station on Combie Road. According to Royal, when deputies arrived Briggs and Clark were in front of the CVS Pharmacy and were allegedly extremely inebriated, possibly under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. Royal said when three responding deputies tried to arrest them, they were reportedly combative, allegedly kicking out the back windows and damaging the door and window frames of patrol cars. Royal said it is expected Briggs and Clark will be charged with threatening an officer, being under the influence, vandalism, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct. According to Royal, as one deputy was responding to the incident at 10:30 p.m., he was involved in a single-car accident. His patrol car rolled several times, giving him major injuries. He was life-flighted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he is expected to stay for about two more days. The deputy received a concussion, head abrasions and a rib injury, but is in good spirits and is expected to fully recover, Royal said. As of Monday afternoon Briggs and Clark remained in custody in Nevada County Jail at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. ~Staff report