Grover Beach man Tased after threatening cop with shovel
August 19, 2015
Officers Tased a man who used a broom and then a deadly shovel to assault a California Highway Patrol officer on Tuesday, according to the Grover Beach Police Department.
Around 11 a.m., the CHP officer was working a traffic assignment on Highway 1 in front of the Grover Beach Train station. The CHP officer reported he was being confronted by an aggressive man and called for assistance, according to a police department news release.
Grover Beach police and additional CHP officers responded to the scene. The suspect, 29-year-old Calvin James Rowan, had armed himself with a broom and later a shovel that was being used by work crews, Police Chief John Peters stated in the news release.
Rowan, a Grover Beach resident, was threatening to attack the CHP officer. When other officers arrived, Rowan refused all commands to drop his weapon and surrender.
Rowan was then Tased and taken into custody without further incident. No officers suffered any injuries.
Authorities took Rowan to a local hospital where he was medically cleared. Officers then booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer.
Rowan remains in the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $2,000.
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