Mariposa County deputy reportedly ambushed while serving search warrant

Mariposa County deputy reportedly ambushed while serving search warrant

Photos: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

A Mariposa man accused of ambushing a deputy during the service of a restraining order has been arrested.

On the night of August 28, a deputy attempted to serve an out-of-state restraining order on the 4000 block of Dawn Road when Douglas Popke (69) allegedly ambushed him with a rifle. The deputy returned fire, striking Popke at least once.

Popke initially fled the area, prompting authorities to issue a temporary shelter-in-place order.

However, Popke was located and taken into custody by the end of the night. The Sheriff’s Department has since released video of the incident.

Mariposa County deputy reportedly ambushed while serving search warrant was last modified: September 8th, 2020 by admin
Categories: Mariposa

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