Police: Man pointed gun at woman's head
A Colusa man accused of pointing a gun at a woman's head is facing three felony charges,
A Bakersfield woman called Colusa police at 12:45 a.m. Saturday and said her mother's boyfriend was holding her mother at gunpoint at the High Street Mobile Home Park on 10th Street in Colusa, police said.
The 54-year-old victim told police the incident occurred after she and the suspect, Michael Stokes, 47, of Colusa, returned home from a Friday "evening out," according to a news release from the Colusa Police Department.
Stokes "became enraged" with the victim and ordered her to leave the home, according to police. When the victim refused, Stokes grabbed a pistol he keeps beside his bed and held it to the victim's head, saying he would shoot her if she did not leave, police said.
Stokes punched the victim during the incident, the news release said.
The victim sent a text message to her daughter in Bakersfield, police said.
Officers from the Colusa Police Department and deputies from the Colusa County Sheriff's Office went to the trailer. The victim and Stokes emerged shortly after police arrived, without incident, police said. The victim came out first, followed by Stokes, who was immediately arrested, police said.
"We didn't deploy a special team; only patrol officers responded," Colusa Police Chief Ross Stark said. "We considered (the fact that he had a gun) a viable threat, but when we arrived on scene, she bolted out of the trailer and he came out immediately after that."
Stark said Stokes had been drinking before the incident.
Stokes was booked at the Colusa County Jail on $100,000 bail. He is accused of false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, and threatening crime with the intent to terrorize — all felony counts — in addition to a misdemeanor charge of exhibiting a firearm.