Deputy, armed suspect wrestle for weapon in Fresno’s Fig Garden neighborhood

A deputy escaped injury early Tuesday in Fig Garden after wrestling with a man on parole armed with a concealed pistol, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Botti reported.


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The suspect, Joshua Right, 27, was pulled over at North Palm and North Santa Fe avenues about 2 a.m., because of an expired motorcycle registration. Right refused to allow the deputy to search him, although he was on parole for armed robbery, Botti said.

Right reportedly pulled his arm away from a handcuff and tried to run. As the deputy tackled Right, a wrestling match ensued and the suspect reached for his waistband as the deputy made hand strikes to the side of Right’s head. Right was able to run before he was chased down and subdued.

Deputies recovered a compact 9 mm handgun and booked Right on charges of being a felon in possession of firearm. Bail was set at $75,000.

Botti said the deputy made a call for assistance, but the struggle was over before backup arrived.


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Armed man who locked himself in bathroom at University Hospital arrested on tentative drug charges

Jessie Cavins

MADISON, Wis. — Police arrested an armed man Saturday night after he barricaded himself in a bathroom at the University Hospital.

Jessie L. Cavins, 39, was recently discharged from the hospital after being treated for a drug overdose, according to the UW-Madison Police Department. Cavins was armed after reclaiming his belongings from security, which included a knife.

When police arrived at 10 p.m., they heard Cavins making thrashing noises from inside the bathroom. UW-Madison police said after several unsuccessful attempts to communicate with Cavins, they decided he was unsafe and broke down the door.

Once inside the bathroom, police found Cavins unresponsive, and nearby hospital staff treated him with Narcan. After he was treated, Cavins was transported to the Dane County Jail and booked on tentative charges of felony possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.

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