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On October 21, 2017, just before 5:30 p.m., the Sonora Police Department was dispatched to the area of Stockton Road for a physical altercation in progress. When they arrived, they found 29-year-old Robert Travis Wade Jr. of Jamestown in a physical altercation with an off-duty Tuolumne County Deputy. Officers were able to quickly take Wade into custody.

Officers learned that the off-duty deputy had witnessed Wade assault a female victim at the edge of the roadway. When the deputy came to her aid, Wade turned his aggression toward him. Thankfully neither the off-duty deputy nor the female victim was seriously injured.