Authorities are searching for 43-year-old Bryan Hill, who has residences in both Richmond and Sacramento, in connection with a pursuit in the Tara Hills community last week.
On Friday, Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies responded to investigate a stolen car in Tara Hills and spotted Hill entering the vehicle in question. That apparently spooked Hill, who led the deputies on a short pursuit, first in the car and then on foot. After a perimeter was set up by multiple law enforcement agencies, Hill was seen forcing his way into a silver Prius by pushing its driver into the passenger’s seat. That led authorities to initially declare the incident a possible carjacking, but detectives later learned that Hill knew the person in the Prius.
Hill, who is on probation, fought off an attempt by officers to remove him from the Prius. He then drove the car “backwards at three officers and a police K-9,” according to the sheriff’s office statement. Hill managed to elude capture. The Prius was later recovered in Oakland.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Hill. Its charges include three counts of attempted murder on a peace officer, stolen vehicle and felony evasion. Hill is also on probation.
He is described as a bald man standing 6-3, weighing about 280 pounds, and having brown colored eyes. He has tattoos of music symbols on his neck.
Anyone with any information on Hill’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441 or their local law enforcement agency. For any tips, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.