The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged Carol Elaine Sullivan (Age 38 of Joshua Tree) with assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes in Joshua Tree.


On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a female trespassing on a property in the 60800 block of Duvall Drive in Joshua Tree. During their investigation, deputies arrested Carol Elaine Sullivan.

After reviewing this case, our office has charged Ms. Sullivan with violating the following sections of the California Penal Code:

Penal Code Section 245(c) – Assault Upon Peace Officer or Firefighter (Felony)
Any person who commits an assault with a deadly weapon or instrument, other than a firearm, or by any means likely to produce great bodily injury upon the person of a peace officer or firefighter, and who knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a peace officer or firefighter engaged in the performance of his or her duties, when the peace officer or firefighter is engaged in the performance of his or her duties, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, four, or five years.

Penal Code Section 69 – Resisting Executive Officer (Felony)
(a) Every person who attempts, by means of any threat or violence, to deter or prevent an executive officer from performing any duty imposed upon the officer by law, or who knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, the officer, in the performance of his or her duty, is punishable by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(b) The fact that a person takes a photograph or makes an audio or video recording of an executive officer, while the officer is in a public place or the person taking the photograph or making the recording is in a place he or she has the right to be, does not constitute, in and of itself, a violation of subdivision (a).


DA Case Number: 2020-00-0053189
Court Case Number: FMB20000574
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