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On July 17th, at about 9:00 a.m., the Sonora Police Department was dispatched to the area of Lowe’s Home Improvement on Old Ward’s Ferry Road on a disturbance call.  The suspect, 28-year-old Travis Ray Scrivner of Chinese Camp was ultimately arrested on multiple felony charges.

Scrivner reportedly entered Lowe’s and became violent; damaging merchandise and throwing items at customers.  At one point he removed a cash register from the counter and tried to leave the store with it.  He was unable to complete the theft but continued his behavior as store employees and customers followed him outside.  At one point, Scrivner threw a large river rock at a customer, striking him in the knee causing injury.  Scrivner threw several other large rocks at other people and vehicles as he walked across Old Wards Ferry Road toward Starbuck’s.

When the first Police unit arrived on scene, Scrivner threw a large rock at the unmarked vehicle, causing well over $1,000 in damage.  As the officer attempted to apprehend Scrivner, he picked up another large rock and threw it at the officer.  The officer attempted to subdue Scrivner with his Taser but was unsuccessful.  Scrivner located yet another large river rock and aggressively approached the officer.  Scrivner was placed at gunpoint by the officer who was finally able to convince Scrivner to give up.

Scrivner was taken into custody and booked at the Tuolumne County Jail for 2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Vandalism, Robbery and Felony Obstructing. He is being held on $50,000 bail.  There are still additional witnesses to be located and other charges may follow.

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