Amador County Officers Arrest Man for Deadly Threats

Amador County Officers Arrest Man for Deadly Threats
Photo: Van with broken rear window  |Amador County Sheriff’s Office
Originally Published By: Amador County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

“On 01/01/2023 at about 1239pm, The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person walking up and down Circle View Drive in the Pioneer, CA area, armed with a bow and arrow and a hatchet, making statements that he was going to execute someone. While units were responding to the call, the reporting party re-contacted dispatch and stated that the subject was now armed with a rifle or possibly an air rifle.

Evidence | Amador County Sheriff’s Office

When Deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, identified as Angel Anthony Chong, 39 of Pioneer CA, initially complied with instructions to put down the weapons, but when told to approach us, he recovered the weapons and fled into his residence. Prior to fleeing, Chong stated that he had set booby traps in the area and that law enforcement needed to leave. A short time later, Chong exited the residence armed again with the bow and arrow and hatchet and got into a white colored van where he barricaded himself and refused to exit or comply with lawful orders. A fifty-one minute standoff ensued, during which Chong was given numerous verbal orders to exit the van and surrender but he refused to comply. A shelter in place order for all residences within a quarter of a mile was requested. Eventually, four less lethal shotgun rounds were deployed into the upper corner of the rear driver side window of the van in order to clear the tinted glass so Deputies could see inside and to encourage Chong to surrender. More verbal commands were then given instructing Chong to exit the vehicle and he chose to comply at that time. Chong was arrested and was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital without further incident, where he was cleared for booking on the listed charges.”

Amador County Officers Arrest Man for Deadly Threats was last modified: January 19th, 2023 by admin
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