GV man arrested in connection with gun incident
A Grass Valley man wanted for a probation violation by county law enforcement was taken into custody Thursday morning after a report was made that he might be suicidal, and he reportedly was found with a gun.
Grass Valley Police officers and detectives were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Hazel Lane at about 10 a.m. for a report that 20-year-old Eric Hayden Geisick was there and possibly suicidal, said Lt. Steve Johnson.
Several local law enforcement agencies had been on the look-out for Geisick for a couple of weeks, but he had been eluding them, Johnson said.
According to court records, Geisick was on probation for a 2012 residential burglary conviction, and had admitted a probation violation in May. A no-bail bench warrant had been issued on Oct. 7.
When officers arrived at the residence, a woman answered the front door who appeared to have just woken up, and claimed not to know if Geisick was there, Johnson said. She then allowed officers access to search for him.
During the search, an officer opening a bathroom door “startled” Geisick, who was sitting on the floor next to the sink, and then spotted a revolver on the sink.
“The officer was quick to react and rushed Geisick, pulling him away from the gun,” Johnson said.
After Geisick was handcuffed, the .38 revolver was reportedly found to be loaded with six rounds of ammunition.
In the bathroom, officers also found a small container of pills that included muscle relaxants and narcotic painkillers, as well as a recently used hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia, Johnson said.
Geisick was arrested on suspicion of being an ex-felon with a firearm, possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance while armed, possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, and violating probation. He was being held without bail.
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