Shotgun, machete-wielding man arrested after Tehama County pursuit

Sep 18, 2015 3:37 PM by News Staff

A Tehama County man faces a long list of charges after he allegedly tried to burn his neighbor’s property, and then led authorities on a car chase while armed with a machete and shotgun.

Deputies were called to the 17000 block of Stagecoach Road in Corning just before 5 p.m. Thursday when a resident told them Omar Soriano-Marcelino, 39, had been making threatening statements, and just tried to burn down a fence.

The victim told deputies that Soriano-Marcelino had just left, and was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a machete. While the victim and deputy were talking Soriano-Marcelino drove by the home, and a chase ensued.

Marcelino drove down Horseshoe Court at speeds exceeding 70 mph, and then fled into the woods when he hit a dead end.

A little before 7 p.m., Soriano-Marcelino was seen near Shawnee Court, still armed with the gun and machete. Deputies ordered him to drop the weapons, which he eventually did, but he kept moving towards the deputies forcing them to taze him.

He was then booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of terrorist threats, evading arrest with a disregard for public safety, arson, resisting arrest and possessing a short-barreled shotgun.


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