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Groveland Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

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Sonora, CA — A Groveland man has been arrested by the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department for logging without permission, elder abuse, threats at a peace officer and violation of probation which is considered a felony.

53 year old Richard Wayne Vines has been booked into the County Jail with no bail.

Friday deputies were contacted by a 71 year old female who stated that she had been denied access to her own property by the unemployed Vines. In addition he had cut down several large trees on her property (they were 80-90 feet in heighth) without her permission.

When contact was made, Vines threatened the deputy whereupon he was arrested and taken into custody.

Written by Bill Johnson