Nevada City man allegedly pepper-sprayed, breaks patrol car window |

Nevada City man allegedly pepper-sprayed, breaks patrol car window

A Nevada City man was arrested after reportedly locking his mother out of their house, resisting arrest and breaking the window of a patrol vehicle.

Nevada City Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Zion Street at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday by the female victim. She said her son had taken her cellphone and forced her outside, said Sgt. Chad Ellis.

The suspect, identified as Michael David Duncan, 23, refused to come out of his bedroom, so officers resorted to forced entry, Ellis said. “He got into a fighting stance.”

The officers reportedly pepper-sprayed Duncan and took him into custody, placing him in the back of their patrol vehicle. They then treated him by flushing his eyes and exposed areas with water.

But while one of the officers was inside the residence talking to Duncan’s mother, the suspect kicked out the rear window, Ellis said.

He was booked into county jail on suspicion of vandalism, resisting arrest, damaging a cellphone, battery and petty theft.

He was being held in lieu of $18,500 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, e-mail or call 530-477-4229.

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