A 39-year-old man was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer among multiple offenses after attempting to attack a deputy with a knife, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team report.
Rigoberto Aguilar Vega of Carson City was arrested for suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon on an officer; three gross misdemeanor counts of possession of a dangerous weapon and four misdemeanors: open container, two parking offenses and driving left of center on a roadway.
According to the arrest report, a Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputy who was in front of the sheriff’s office administration building on Musser Street when he observed a vehicle driving rapidly westbound in the eastbound lane.
A man inside the vehicle began yelling at the officer through an open window, making threatening statements and yelling obscenities, the report states.
The suspect, Vega, then got out of the vehicle, where the deputy observed the man reaching for a knife clip in his pocket. The man walked toward the officer, and then drew the knife from his pocket and began yelling, moving closer to the officer. The suspect was within 3 to 4 feet of the deputy when the officer drew his firearm, telling the the man to drop the knife, the arrest report states.
The suspect threw the knife on a concrete block between him and the deputy and was kept at gunpoint, then he was instructed to the ground and was handcuffed. The man was not injured, but continued to taunt officers, daring them to shoot him, the arrest report states.
Officer searched the man’s vehicle where they located several bottles of alcohol, a small amount of marijuana and several weapons. There was a golf club in the back seat, a 14-inch buck knife