Crime

Shandon man, girlfriend arrested after alleged fight with sheriff’s deputies

Cassidy Montelee Cuellar, 29, of Shandon was arrested Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, on suspicion of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.
Cassidy Montelee Cuellar, 29, of Shandon was arrested Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, on suspicion of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

A Shandon man and his girlfriend from Bakersfield were arrested Thursday night for allegedly fighting with sheriff’s deputies during a confrontation in Shandon, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Cassidy Montelee Cuellar, 29, and his girlfriend, Alyssa Ralyn Nunes, 21, were arrested on suspicion of causing minor injuries to two deputies, following the incident at 7:50 p.m. on the 300 block of North Second Street.

Deputies responded to a report of a man threatening to assault his neighbors — a couple — and turn his dog loose on them.

When they arrived, they were directed to Cuellar’s home, where he kept a “large, aggressive dog behind a locked gate.”

“The man came out of the house and was immediately confrontational by cursing and threatening to kill the deputies,” sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said. “At one point he retrieved his pit bull dog and threatened to have his dog attack deputies.”

Cuellar then jumped on his fence and continued to threaten deputies. Deputies got him down from the fence, but Cuellar resisted by striking, kicking and biting them, Cipolla said. Deputies used a stun gun to subdue him, and he continued to make threats against deputies even after handcuffs were applied.

During the struggle, Nunes is accused of attempting to interfere by “yelling, screaming and trying to restrain the deputies,” Cipolla said.

Cuellar, who also suffered minor injuries, was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of felony resisting arrest and battery on a police officer; Nunes was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer and being drunk in public.

As of Friday evening, Cuellar remained in custody in lieu of $10,000 bail. The jail’s website did not list Nunes in custody.

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