A Hesperia man was arrested Thursday evening near the border of San Luis Obispo and Kern counties after allegedly attacking a Templeton CHP officer during a traffic stop.
The officer allegedly saw Monsuru Sho, 51, commit a traffic violation at 5:51 p.m. and pulled him over on eastbound Highway 46, near the county line, according to a Templeton CHP news release. When the officer tried to arrest Sho, he allegedly resisted and attacked the officer.
During the altercation, the officer used pepper spray, a collapsible baton and bean bag shotgun rounds to subdue Sho. Additional officers from the Templeton CHP, Buttonwillow CHP and Coastal Division Air Operations, as well as deputies from the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office, were called in to provide assistance.
Sho was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery on a peace officer, identity theft, driving on a suspended license and providing false information. Officers allegedly found multiple forms of identification with the same person’s photo, but different names in the car.
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Sho is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail — $25,000 for his most recent arrest and $10,000 for an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended or revoked license. The incident remains under investigation.