Parolee threatens to kill policeman
April 15, 2011
San Luis Obispo Police arrested a parolee who threatened to kill officers before violently resisting arrest on Thursday at 4 a.m.
Responding to a call that an agitated man was yelling profanities at Santa Rosa Park, officers were confronted by a 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound man who ran towards a police car yelling, “I’m going to kill you.”
Jason McMaster, 37, initially responded when ordered to lie down on the ground. However, when officers attempted to cuff the unintelligible suspect, he fought his way back to a standing position and charged the officers, police said.
Officers ultimately gained control and took the profusely sweating McMaster into custody before transporting him to Sierra Vista Hospital for treatment. Several officers received abrasions and bruising during the skirmish.
McMaster, who has a history of violent crimes and assaulting law enforcement officers, was paroled from prison in February.
Officers booked McMaster into County Jail on suspicion of criminal threats, assault on a police officer, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.