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Update: A Paperwork Dispute Ends With Sonora Man’s Arrest

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Update: We have an update in this case. The Tuolumne County Superior Court shares that they have been informed by the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office that they will not be filing charges at this time. However, they added that, due to the felony arrest, the office has three years to either file charges or drop them.

Original post at 2:23 p.m.: Sonora, CA – An argument over paperwork resulted in a Sonora man allegedly threatening to stab another man.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call in the Phoenix Lake Road area near Country Club Drive after the victim reported that 34-year-old Robert Sprik had pulled a knife during the dispute, forcing the victim to flee the scene. Deputies met with the victim, who recounted that he and Sprik were going over paperwork related to a landlord-tenant dispute when the verbal argument got heated and Sprik brandished a fixed-blade knife.

“He threatened to stab the victim in the neck,” according to sheriff’s officials, adding, “The victim told deputies he was in fear due to the threat, so he returned to his vehicle and left.”

Deputies later arrested Sprik in downtown Sonora after a vehicle search turned up a 7-inch, fixed-blade knife in a sheath. Subsequently, Sprik was arrested for felony criminal threats and exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

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