Domestic violence suspect climbs tree to avoid capture

Jan 12, 2015 3:22 PM by News Staff

A man armed with a knife climbed an oak tree in Redding Monday morning in an effort to avoid being taken into custody following a domestic dispute.

Just after 8 a.m., Redding police officers responded to a reports of a domestic dispute at a home on Court Street. While responding officers learned the male suspect was on the Diestelhorst Bridge waving a knife in a threatening manner.

When officers arrived at the bridge they found Michael Fulmore, 28, of Redding. As soon as he saw officers, accompanied by K9 Taro, Fulmore climbed roughly 12 feet up a nearby Oak Tree.

After 30 minutes of negotiations, Fulmore agreed to come out of the tree and was taken into custody. After being arrested Fulmore began beating his head on the police cruiser and had to be extracted from the cruiser and placed in a restraining device.

Fulmore was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center for a medical clearance and then booked into Shasta County Jail for spousal assault, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and vandalism of public property.


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