A parolee suffered a broken wrist while trying to flee from MAGEC gang officers Saturday night in southwest Fresno, Sgt. Paul Cervantes said.
Adavier Thomas, 33, who was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon, was booked on weapons charges after the incident, which took place about 9:30 p.m. on Tupman Avenue north of Belgravia Avenue.
Cervantes said that detective Henry Garcia and Fresno County sheriff’s deputy Jose Lomeli spotted a car carrying Thomas and driven by Tempest Moss, 23, parked illegally. The officers were making contact with the two when they saw Thomas hiding something under his seat.
The officers told Thomas to put his hands on the dashboard and were handcuffing him when he told Moss to speed away. Cervantes said the car moved several feet forward as the officers tried to remove Thomas. During the struggle, an electronic stun device officers deployed was broken as Thomas was pulled from the car. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries.
The vehicle was found in a nearby apartment complex and officers discovered a loaded Glock .357 Sig caliber handgun inside. Moss was arrested in her apartment. Cervantes said she told officers she sped off because she was afraid and did not have a driver’s license. She was also booked for weapons violations and for not having the license.