Man arrested in county standoff |

Man arrested in county standoff

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Raymond Eugene Moses is in El Dorado County jail after an armed standoff with law enforcement officers at his home on South Upper Truckee Road.

Moses elicited the arrival of four El Dorado County deputies and five California Highway Patrol officers Monday after threatening law enforcement during a telephone dispute with his wife, Margaret Moses.

The woman, 54, was using the phone at the sheriff’s department while speaking to her husband. Raymond told her she couldn’t come back to their home.

“The sheriffs aren’t coming in,” Raymond was quoted in the deputies’ report. “If they do, there’s going to be a real big problem. I’m ready to die.”

After Raymond called back for a second conversation with his wife, deputies found out Raymond had a .25-caliber Baretta handgun in his possession.

Sgt. Randy Peshon was one of the four deputies on scene.

“Anytime you have a gun involved in a domestic situation where emotions are running high you have to take those incidents seriously,” Peshon said.

Deputies arrived at the 3000 block of South Upper Truckee around 1 p.m. and took perimeter positions. Negotiations with Raymond took place while he held a small handgun.

After agreeing to open a locked chain link fence, Raymond left his gun in the garage to grab an oxy-acetylene torch to cut the lock. He was detained by deputies and charged with resisting or delaying officers in performing their duties, threats against officers and terrorist threats.

His bail is $15,000.

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