A 75-year-old Sonora man has been arrested after allegedly holding his caregiver hostage with her own gun.
Around 7:30 PM on Tuesday, July 12, dispatch received a call from a residence on Dapple Gray Way in Cedar Ridge. The reporting party, who was also the alleged victim, said that the man she was caretaking for had taken her .38 revolver, pointed it at her, and threatened to kill her.
Deputies responded and established a perimeter around the residence, all while maintaining contact with the victim, and were eventually able to get her out of the house safely.
When he started to walk away again, deputies were able to take him into custody without further incident. He has since been booked at the county jail on suspicion of false imprisonment with violence, criminal threats, felony resisting arrest, and brandishing a firearm.