Rural Marin Man Tasered After Spear Attack

Helicopters, "small army" of deputies respond to odd man at ranch.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Mar 29, 2013  |  Updated 1:41 PM PDT
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A rural West Marin man was arrested Thursday after brandishing a spear.

Tomales resident Timothy Cornett, 22, was already on Marin County sheriff's deputies' radar after he "brandished an antler against deputies last week," according to the Marin Independent Journal.

This time, he "reportedly ran amok with a spear-like weapon" at the "remote ranch where he lives," the newspaper reported.

A helicopter as well as a "small army" of deputies from Marin and Sonoma counties descended upon the property following the complaint. They watched Cornett, with no shirt on, climb a hill, wander through a herd of sheep, and eventually head into a barn.

He was finally subdued with a Taser and booked on a charge of attempted murder.

No injuries were reported.

On March 19, deputies also responded to reports of erratic behavior when they found Cornett wielding a pair of deer antlers. He asked deputies to shoot him but surrendered after "an hour of negotiations."

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