56-year-old Robert C. Anson of Tuolumne City was arrested on multiple charges on Monday, April 30th, 2018. Just after 10:00 a.m., the Sonora Police Department responded to the 100 Block of Hospital Road on a threats and trespassing call.
Anson was identified as the responsible person and fled from Officer Winningham upon contact. Officer Winningham located him at the Post Office on Washington Street and attempted to detain him, at which point Anson began physically resisting. Both Anson and Officer Winningham ended up on the ground in a scuffle before Anson was placed in restraints.
Anson was not injured and thankfully Officer Winningham only suffered minor abrasions. During the detention and well after, Anson made several specific criminal threats toward Officer Winningham. Additionally, Anson spit on Officer Winningham and kicked at the interior of the patrol car causing several hundred dollars worth of damage.
Anson was booked at the Tuolumne County Jail for Felony Obstruction, Felony Vandalism, Battery on a Peace Officer and for Violating the Terms of his Probation. Anson’s bail was set at $20,000.