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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/11/2021 11:57 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/11/2021 11:57 AM
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Woman Held Hostage in Groveland for Over a Week, Suspect Shot After Gunfire with Deputies

Groveland, CA....Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies captured a man who held a woman hostage for more than a week On Friday afternoon, deputies responded to a reported assault and learned 61-year-old John Banks of Groveland had beaten, tied up, threatened to kill, and held the victim against her will for over a week. The victim was able to escape and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. The victim also told deputies that Banks was in possession of firearms and made threats to engage in a gun fight with deputies.

Detectives took over the investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for Banks on numerous charges including domestic battery, false imprisonment with violence, criminal threats, intimidating a victim, kidnapping, and damaging or destroying a wireless communication device.

Because of the seriousness of the offenses and the risk of serving the arrest warrant, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Crisis Response Unit, consisting of SWAT and the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT), was sent to the man’s home on Saturday night. The Crisis Response Unit arrived at Banks home in Groveland just after 8 p.m. Shortly after our team’s arrival, Banks confronted our deputies, who were outside the home, and was armed with a gun.

The confrontation sparked an officer-involved shooting with multiple deputies. Banks was struck and deputies immediately began performing aid to him. Banks was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition. None of the deputies were injured during the incident.

The officer-involved shooting is under investigation. Per standard procedure, the deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. Banks is currently receiving medical treatment and has not been booked. He may face several additional felony charges related to the officer-involved shooting. More details will be released once available.

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Posted on: 2021-01-11 12:08:58   By: Anonymous

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Posted on: 2021-01-11 12:49:17   By: Anonymous
Okay, I'm kidding, no rioting please, no looting and burnings of our businesses. We've had enough of that type of crap lately for a lifetime.
Ms Whoever, glad you made it out of this alive, I don't know about well, but at least alive. Who knows, maybe we'll get to hear more on the story at a later date.
Good job to all those involved who brought this to an end.

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    Posted on: 2021-01-11 13:11:18   By: Anonymous
    Instead, mental health services have been defunded. And so the cops are forced to be the solution in this situation, after it gets this bad.

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      Posted on: 2021-01-11 19:52:54   By: Anonymous
      Yeah, what did the dum bich do to deserve that.?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-01-11 20:14:54   By: Anonymous
The Deputies have been placed on leave? They should be suspended without pay for poor marksmanship.

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