Sheriff’s Office: Pioneer man arrested after being seen carrying shotgun near elementary school
Above: Michael Daniel Wilson booking photo | Photos: Amador County Sheriff’s Office
A Pioneer man was recently arrested after reportedly being seen with a shotgun near an elementary school.
On the morning of April 29, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from Pioneer Elementary School about a man armed with a shotgun walking the back fence line. Deputies responded within six minutes.
A teacher and several students reported seeing the man walk into the woods behind the school and provided deputies with a description. Deputies later attempted contact with a resident who matched the description — later identified as 61-year-old Michael Daniel Wilson.
Deputies were able to get Wilson on the phone and ask him to come outside, which he did, only to immediately become confrontational and refuse any further commands, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies also found a shotgun matching the description of the one Wilson had been carrying, as well as a loaded handgun, outside the residence. Methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and additional firearms were later found in his residence during a warrant search.
Wilson was later booked on suspicion of multiple charges including child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm.