RAYMOND — A call out to a domestic disturbance in Raymond last night involved law enforcement from three different agencies, a K9 Unit and a helicopter, and finally ended in the arrest of the ex-boyfriend.
At about 9:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 38000 block of Road 415. The 911 caller said that her ex-boyfriend was at her house yelling at her and trying to break down the front door with a hatchet. He also used it to strike her vehicle several times.
As deputies were responding, the caller was on the phone with dispatchers, telling them she had heard a gunshot and thought her ex had a shotgun. She then reported she heard more gunshots, and thought the man was suicidal and may shoot himself.
Once they arrived at the home, deputies could not immediately locate the suspect, who had run into a wooded area behind the house. Deputies could hear him yelling and heard several gunshots.
The CHP helicopter, H40, as well as a Mariposa Sheriff’s K9 Unit and several CHP officers responded to assist. Deputies also drove the sheriff’s armored vehicle to the scene for added protection as they searched for the suspect.
The suspect, Lucas Caleb Roduner, was eventually located by the CHP helicopter crew near Road 612 and Red Hawk Lane. The H40 crew guided the deputies, CHP officers, and the Mariposa K9 Unit to Roduner’s location where he was safely taken into custody. A 12-gauge shotgun, several knives and a hatchet were recovered.
Roduner was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections and will be charged with felony vandalism and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.