Sheriff’s Office: Assault suspect was in possession of large quantity of meth, several knives
Above: Items confiscated during Carnes’ arrest | Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
A man was recently arrested in Calaveras County on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly holding a knife to a person’s throat, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On November 10, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Snowbird Court in Copperopolis to investigate a reported assault. A man — later identified as 43-year-old Kenneth Donald Carnes of Oakdale — had allegedly assaulted a person and also held a knife to the victim’s throat, the Sheriff’s Office said.
As deputies arrived at the victim’s home to conduct a safety sweep, they reportedly witnessed Carnes coming out of the garage, only for him to immediately run back inside and shut the garage door upon seeing the deputies. Deputies then made entry into the home, but Carnes had fled.
Shortly thereafter, a neighbor approached and told deputies they’d left their residence unsecured when they left in the morning, and requested a safety sweep as well. Lo and behold, deputies found Carnes hiding in the neighbor’s closet. He was taken into custody without further incident.
During the arrest, deputies reportedly found numerous items on Carnes’ person including about fifty grams of meth and several knives. He was ultimately booked at the Calaveras County jail on numerous charges including felony residential burglary, possession of drugs for sale, and resisting/delaying a peace officer.