Shandon man threatens to kill deputies
January 25, 2016
A Shandon man threatened to kill San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and nearly turned his pit bull loose on them on Thursday. He then struck, kicked and bit the deputies, injuring two of them.
Shortly before 8 p.m., deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of N. 3rd Street in Shandon after receiving a report about a man threatening to assault his neighbor. A couple inside the home said a man came onto their lawn and was making threats.
At one point, the man threatened to have his dog attack them, the couple said.
Deputies identified the suspect as Cassidy Montelee Cuellar and located him at his home on the same block. The deputies attempted to contact Cuellar, but they were met by a large aggressive dog behind a locked gate.
When Cuellar came out of the house, he was immediately confrontational. He cursed and threatened to kill the deputies, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
At one point, Cuellar retrieved his pit bull and threatened to have the dog attack deputies. The Shandon man then jumped on top of his fence and continued to threaten deputies.
The deputies managed to get Cuellar down from the fence, but he resisted arrest by striking, kicking and biting deputies. The deputies used a Taser to subdue him.
Even after deputies placed him in handcuffs, Cuellar continued making threats.
Cuellar and two deputies received treatment at a local hospital for minor injuries. Cuellar was booked in San Luis Obispo County Jail after being released from the hospital.
Deputies also arrested Cuellar’s girlfriend, Alyssa Ralyn Nunes. She had attempted to interfere while deputies were engaged in a struggle with Cuellar.
Nunes yelled, screamed and tried to restrain deputies. Deputies also booked her into the county jail.
Cuellar was charged with felony resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. Deputies charged Nunes with obstructing an officer and being drunk in public.
Cuellar remains in county jail with his bail set at $10,000. Nunes is no longer in custody, according to the sheriff’s office website.