San Francisco Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect of 70-year-old Victim 22-106

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at approximately 7:38 p.m., San Francisco Police Officers assigned to Southern Station responded to Folsom Street and 3rd Street on a report of an aggravated assault.   

When officers arrived on scene, they were met by the victim, a 70-year-old male.  The victim told officers that he had been struck by an unknown suspect and knocked to the ground.   

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 11:28 a.m., Tenderloin Station officers observed a male in the area of 8th Street and Market Street who matched the suspect’s description. Officers detained the suspect, who was identified as 34-year-old San Francisco resident Derrick Yearby.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest Yearby.   

Yearby was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury (243(d) PC), assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury (245(a)(4) PC), elder abuse (368(b)(1) PC, and great bodily injury enhancement (12022.7(c) PC).   

While an arrest has been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.   

Case #220-514-138 

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