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Knife Concealed In Pants Waistband Results In Sonora Man’s Arrest

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Sonora, CA – A Sonora man was arrested after he created a disturbance at a business and was caught carrying a concealed weapon.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Striker Court near Tuolumne Road for a report of a person “outside throwing things around near businesses in the area. Once on scene, a deputy spotted a man who matched the description provided by the business and approached him. Sheriff’s officials report that the deputy also recognized the suspect, 43-year-old Roger Wagstaff, from previous contacts.

A records check was conducted on Wagstaff, revealing he had an outstanding arrest warrant in the county for trespassing. Wagstaff was arrested. A patdown uncovered a large, fixed-blade knife concealed in the back of his pant waistband. Wagstaff now faces a new charge of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.