HESPERIA • Authorities tased a Hesperia man Thursday after he lunged at them with a knife as the deputies attempted to investigate a domestic disturbance, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia officials said Friday.
Oscar Peraza, 51, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and for making criminal threats Thursday afternoon, according to sheriff's reports.
Deputies were called out to a home on Vine Street after receiving a call from a woman stating her estranged husband had threatened to kill her, according to a release.
While Peraza was still in the home, the victim told deputies Geri Navarro and Derek Stokes Peraza had shown her a small machete and told her he would kill her later that night, Susan Rose, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station, said.
When deputies attempted to talk to Peraza, he ran into a bedroom and jumped onto a bed, officials said.
Deputies tried to talk to the agitated man and gave him several verbal commands in both English and Spanish to show them his hands, but he refused, according to authorities. Peraza then suddenly jumped at the deputies as he raised a large knife, Rose said. At that time, the deputies used a Taser to immobilize Peraza and then disarm him.
Deputies chose to use the less lethal Taser in order to subdue Peraza instead of deadly force, noted Rose.
Neither deputy was injured in the exchange and Peraza only suffered minor injuries.
He was arrested and taken to Victor Valley Jail.
Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.