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Alleged Attempted Murder In Mariposa Arts Park

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following an incident at the Mariposa County Arts Park.

On Thursday Sept. 3, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault with a firearm.

The victims reported that Michael Cutter, 26, had approached them while at the Mariposa County Arts Park where a verbal exchange occurred.

Cutter then reportedly pulled out a small handgun, pointed it at one of the victims and pulled the trigger twice, racking the slide back. Both times the weapon did not fire. The victim was able to hit Cutter in the head with a rock; he then fled to a waiting vehicle and left the area, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Items found in Michael Cutter's home during search 9-3-15The following morning, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the Yosemite National Park Service Special Response Team, served a search warrant on Cutter’s home, located in the 4800 block of Mark Lee Road in Mariposa. Cutter was taken into custody without incident.

While searching the residence, deputies reportedly located what appeared to be a Honey / Hashish Oil manufacturing operation. 1,763 grams of marijuana along with two rifles, two shotguns, large amounts of butane, scales and packaging materials were collected.

The weapon described at the Arts Park incident was recovered by deputies at a location near Miller Road in Mariposa, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Michael A. Cutter was booked into the Mariposa County Jail on charges the following charges:

664/187(A) PC- Felony- Attempt Murder

245 (A)(2) PC- Felony- Assault with a Deadly Weapon

496 (A) PC- Felony – Receiving Stolen Property

29800(A)(1) PC- Felony – Felon in Possession of a Firearm

11379.6(A) H&S –Felony – Manufacturing Controlled Subject

11359 H&S – Felony – Possession of Marijuana for Sale

He is currently being held on $200,000 bail.

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