A Bishop man has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges after he threatened a Southern California Edison employee with a firearm this morning, Inyo Sheriff's Department officials said.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 29 at about 11:42 a.m. when the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department, with the assistance from Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol and Tribal Police, responded to the area of Pa Me Lane regarding a male subject threatening a Southern California Edison Employee with a firearm.
The Edison employee was working near the male subjectâ€™s property at the time.
The man, Samuel Wayne Vega Jr., 38, barricaded himself inside of a residence upon law enforcement officers' arrival.
After a brief standoff, Vegaâ€™s family, along with personnel from the Sheriffâ€™s department, talked Vega into exiting the residence where he was taken into custody.
Vega was transported to the Inyo County Jail where he was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats and a felon in possession of a firearm.
Vega is being held on a $25,000 bond.