CLOVIS – A man with more than half a dozen warrants out for his arrest was taken into custody after he allegedly rammed into two police cars and tried to fight off officers.
The Clovis Police Department arrested 34-year-old Randy Kestner on Tuesday afternoon.
After learning where Kestner was located, Clovis detectives set up surveillance at the home near Fowler and Nees avenues where he had been staying. When Kestner came out of the house, detectives attempted an arrest, but Kestner got into his vehicle and used it to ram two police vehicles and another vehicle belonging to someone in the neighborhood, according to the police department.
An attempt was made to stop Kestner and get him out of the vehicle, but Kestner climbed across the console of his car and escaped through the passenger side window.
An officer then had to tase the suspect “because he was combative at the time,” according to Janet Stoll-Lee, spokeswoman for the police department.
Kestner had seven warrants out for his arrest. Five of those were no bail warrants for possession and sales of drugs, one was for driving under the influence, and one was for driving on a suspended/revoked license. Kestner is also wanted in connection to previous pursuits by police that had to be called off for safety reasons.
Police are hoping to obtain a search warrant for the home that Kestner was staying in to see if any additional evidence linking him to his crimes or other crimes can be found.
Kestner is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges.