Tulare County sheriff's deputy has to use stun gun to subdue suspect

The Fresno BeeJune 8, 2014 

A Tulare County sheriff's deputy used a stun gun to try and subdue a man who was violent and resisting arrest after a family altercation on Sunday.

Deputies were called to a home in the 4900 block of Avenue 309 in Goshen where a 26-year-old man was allegedly drunk and growing violent.

A deputy attempted to detain the man, but he resisted and did not respond to verbal commands, the sheriff's office said. The deputy then took out his stun gun and fired it once, hitting the man in the chest.

The suspect continued to resist, but was handcuffed with the help of family members, the sheriff's office said.

The man was placed into the back of a patrol car where he smashed his head into a side window and broke the glass. He was taken to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia to be examined because a stun gun was used to arrest him. Once cleared, the man, who was also on parole, was booked into the Tulare County Jail on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and vandalism.

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