Crime & Safety

Sheriff K-9 “Philbert” Nabs Armed Elverta Felon

On Saturday, October 21st, 2023, at approximately 11 PM, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance call at a residence on El Reno Avenue in Elverta.

Sac County Sheriff K9 officer and good boy Philbert

A male subject, later identified as Darrion Jamerson-Keosodsay, was at the caller’s residence with a gun and was refusing to leave.

While on the phone with dispatch, Jamerson-Keosodsay attempted to shoot someone inside the house but luckily missed. As deputies were responding, Jamerson-Keosodsay fled on foot.

The Sacramento Police Department’s helicopter and a deputy with our drone unit located a heat source and clothing in a nearby cornfield. After several K9 announcements without a response, Sheriff’s K9 Philbert set up along the fence line and located the suspect trying to hide in the field. Instead of simply surrendering, Jamerson-Keosodsay tried to fight with K9 Philbert while holding a gun. Fortunately, he dropped the gun during the scuffle but then tried to run away over a fence into another residential backyard. K9 Philbert successfully apprehended him before he could escape, and deputies took him into custody without further incident.

Deputies retrieved the loaded firearm, which was booked into evidence.

Jamerson-Keosodsay was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for various felony charges, including PC 664/187 – Attempted Murder. He is currently ineligible for bail and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, October 24th, 2023.