A man is facing multiple charges after police say he vandalized a vehicle, chased someone with a knife who tried to stop him, and then fought with, and resisted a Simi Valley police officer who tried to arrest him.
It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in the parking lot of a department store on the 400 block of east Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Officers were called to the scene by reports of a man vandalizing a car. A witness confronted Jeffrey Needham, but police say the 36 year old man chased the good samaritan with a knife, until the citizen was able to safely run into a store.
An officer confronted Needham, who refused to surrender. The officer used a taser to try to control the man, but that didn’t work either. It took multiple officers to physically restrain, and arrest Needam. He was arrested for battery on a police officer, and assault with a deadly weapon.