ANTIOCH -- Two men were arrested Friday night at an Antioch home after struggling with police who were investigating a report of a woman being beaten and held against her will.
Police were called to the home in the 5000 block of Bridle Way shortly after 4 p.m. to investigate a 911 call that a woman was being beaten by her boyfriend. The caller said the man, later identified as Rocco Moore, 34, of Concord, had threatened to shoot the woman if the police were called, police said Saturday.
Officers arrived and surrounded the house. Officers said they went into the garage, which was open, and found Moore and another man, later identified as Richard Jobe, 28, there.
Police said Moore reached for his waistband and hid behind a mattress in the cluttered garage and Jobe refused to obey officers' commands. A pit bull charged at the officers and was shot and killed, police said.
Moore then came from behind the mattress and complied with police. Jobe fought with offices but was eventually subdued. Both men were arrested and a loaded stolen firearm was located by the mattress, police said. Jobe was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained while fighting with officers. Moore and Jobe were taken to Contra Costa jail in Martinez and arrested on suspicion of numerous undisclosed crimes. The woman's name was not released and it was not clear Saturday if she was injured.