Paso Robles man allegedly charged at deputy with knife after hours-long standoff
A Paso Robles man has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after an hours-long standoff with deputies.
On October 30, deputies responded to a senior living apartment complex on the 2800 block of Ramada Drive after a woman living there had called them about her visiting grandson, who she said was behaving erratically and was worried may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
As deputies arrived, the woman’s grandson — identified as 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Gomez — reportedly ran back into the apartment, barricaded himself inside, and armed himself with a knife. The woman herself remained outside with deputies.
Sheriff’s Department negotiators and mental health crisis workers tried for the next three hours to talk Gomez outside. Authorities say he instead became visibly more agitated, broke a front window, and began throwing items outside, including a TV set.
After another hour, Gomez then leapt out the window and charged at one of the deputies with a knife. Despite being hit by beanbag rounds fired by deputies, Gomez continued charging and ultimately had to be subdued by tasers deployed by CHP officers on site.
Gomez was treated at the scene for lacerations to his face from jumping through the window, and ultimately arrested and booked.