A Fresno man was arrested by Madera Police on Thursday, April 30 for making threats, battery, and illegal firearms possession.
Michael Patton, 37, was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections on charges of threatening crime with the intent to terrorize, battery on a former spouse or co-habitant, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Arrest records show Patton is unemployed, though that seems to only apply to legal employment. Past records show he has made something of a career out of dealing drugs. He had been arrested in 2006 and 2007 on charges of possession with intent to sell controlled substances, including narcotics, hashish, and crack cocaine. He was charged in 2003 with possession of cocaine base and marijuana for sale, according to Madera County court records.
More recently, he was arrested in April of last year for violating post-release supervision terms, and he was then arrested on September 23 in Fresno for transportation and sales of narcotic controlled substances, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Bail has been set at $75,000 for this latest offense, and he faces possible third strike sentencing.