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A Wilseyville man who refused to let a PG&E repairman work on a downed power line was arrested Saturday.

Calaveras County Sheriffs deputies say 54 year-old Stephen Turpin refused to let the P G & E repairman onto his property on Blue Mountain Road.

When deputies arrived Turpin became belligerent and was taken into custody. En-route to the jail, deputies say he turned violent, kicked out the rear windows and tore off the door handles of the patrol car.

He was taken to Mark Twain Hospital for treatment for minor cuts to his hands.