Authorities arrested a 24-year-old man in Lemon Cove late Thursday night after he allegedly tried to fight several Tulare County sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies said the man, a suspect in an unrelated criminal threats investigation, tried to run away when they arrived at his home on the 33000 block of Road 248 shortly before midnight. Authorities chased after the suspect, who came back wielding a metal pipe.
The man threatened deputies and refused to drop the pipe before running to a nearby home. The suspect, John Fernandez, eventually dropped the weapon, then began to fight with deputies.
Fernandez was arrested and booked into Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility. No one was hurt.
The investigation is ongoing.