A chase in Madera County near Raymond ended in an arrest Tuesday night as several agencies worked to capture a man allegedly involved in a domestic violence disturbance.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 9:30 p.m. to a home in the 38000 block of Road 415 where a man was allegedly attempting to break down a door with a hatchet. Lucas Caleb Roduner, identified as the caller’s estranged husband and the suspect, was also armed with a 12-gauge shotgun and several knives.
Roduner struck the victim’s vehicle with the hatchet, and the victim said she was afraid he might harm himself as well.
When deputies arrived, they could not find Roduner, who ran into a wooded area behind the house, but heard gunshots and yelling in the area.
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The CHP helicopter as well as a Mariposa Sheriff’s K9 unit and several CHP officers responded to assist. Deputies also drove the sheriff’s armored vehicle to the scene for added protection as they searched for the suspect.
He was eventually located by the CHP helicopter crew near Road 612 and Red Hawk Lane, where he was safely taken into custody.
Roduner was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections and will be charged with felony vandalism and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614