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Man Tased after wrestling with deputy

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From page A3 | February 06, 2013 | 13 Comments

Kilgore Nathan

NATHAN KILGORE

A male subject allegedly fought with El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies who were responding to a 911 call of a battery in progress on Monday at an El Dorado Hills home on Kettering Place.

An unnamed deputy arrived around 4:53 p.m., according to the EDSO daily log. “The suspect was verbally threatening and uncooperative,” Lt. Tim Becker said. “His body language was aggressive and threatening upon the deputies’ arrival.”

The suspect, Nathan Kilgore, 29, was described as muscular and claimed to the deputy that he was a Marine with combat experience.

He allegedly charged the deputy, who retreated and commanded him to stop. When he did, the deputy pulled his Taser out and threatened to use it. Kilgore stopped advancing and got into a prone position on the ground.

The deputy holstered his Taser and began to handcuff Kilgore, who resisted and started to get up.

“They grappled for a while until the subject began to overpower the deputy,” Becker said. “The deputy again retreated, drew his Taser and this time fired the Taser. The subject fell to the ground from the effects of the Taser and although he was verbally abusive, threatening and acted as if he was going to get up again,” Kilgore complied with the deputy’s commands. He stayed on the ground after the deputy advised he would use the Taser again if the Kilgore tried to get up again.

Kilgore stayed on the ground while another deputy arrived and handcuffed him. He was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of justice and later released on $3,000 bail. The original reporting party and Kilgore’s parents did not wish for any charges to be filed, Becker said, only wanting Kilgore to be controlled and provided with mental health assistance.

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Discussion | 13 comments

  • robertdnollFebruary 06, 2013 - 7:30 am

    do we need more mental cases here

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2013 - 7:57 am

    YES!

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  • Hatchet JackFebruary 06, 2013 - 8:21 am

    Perfect!! Another whack job out in public. Too bad the dep. didn't use his other resource to perminantly rid us of this puke.

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  • cookie65February 06, 2013 - 8:57 am

    What a great opportunity for those who write letters whining and sniveling about the Sheriff and the EDSO to get some on the job training. Next time the Sheriff dept gets a call to protect the public from one of these nut jobs you guys should step up and show them how it is done.

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  • Ken SteersFebruary 06, 2013 - 4:25 pm

    OK here I go. I find this story to be shocking!

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  • 830February 06, 2013 - 7:50 pm

    Cookie, Not sure where you're coming from but I have walked in the Deps shoes for twenty yrs. Glad to be retired. This puke should be glad the Dep. only used a Tazer.

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  • chrispytahoeFebruary 06, 2013 - 5:28 pm

    Here come all you armchair QBs pretending to know what this guys situation is. He may be a Vet with PTSD. He may have seen some things in combat you cannot imagine. Maybe our goverment failed him. Not saying he has a right to attack a cop, but this country with its love of perpetual war and a culture of violence needs to do a better job with mental health, and with our vets.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    Ken, you are on time out.

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  • EDHBRYFebruary 06, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    No doubt we absolutely need law enforcement. However there are occasions when the law enforcement response can actually make a bad situation worse. Most of the time, that is not the case. But sometimes it is the case. We all have to keep one thing in mind. This article is based on the police report. That is based on what the responding officer wrote. Sometimes things happen that aren't always put in the reports. That's why we have courts.

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  • cookie65February 07, 2013 - 5:44 am

    830, My comment is directed at those who write letters accusing the EDSO of 4th Amendment violation or using exessive force. They never back up their claims but they have no problem making the accusations. Crispy, all the more reason to applaud the EDSO, they were called by the guys parents who were in fear and the Deputies handled a very unpredictable situation very professionally. If the guy needs help perhaps now he can get it.

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  • Bearclaw KrisFebruary 07, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Chrispy: Sounds like you are making liberal excuses for this whack job. The Deps did a fine job. The nut case is lucky this time. But as we all know, he will NOT get the help he needs because the Obummer is too busy banning guns, etc. We have not seen the last of this clown. Maybe next time he will be put down.

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  • Semper FiFebruary 09, 2013 - 10:41 pm

    The majority of you are beyond disgusting. You think you can take the measure of a man, of a MARINE, from a scarcely literate blotter penned by a fourth-rate hack for a fifth-rate rag? You have no idea of his physical, emotional, and mental scarring, of his heroics, of the depth and breadth of his commendation. Why? Because the lot of you are a collection of cowardly trolls hiding under your collective keyboards vomiting-up your "reality television"-derived "opinions" of someone who answered our Nation's call when you were far too terrified to stand and be counted, and who now bears the scars imparted by his _action_ rather than your cowering passivity. You disgust me with your raucous braying. I leave you with the sincere and fervent hope that it be your families reduced to pink misty bits the next time we're attacked on our own soil and you've poisoned the brave young warriors who would have stood to defend your worthless existence. -- Marine: I pray you never see this, it would indicate you had to wade through the tripe cast at your feet by many of the other respondents... Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for standing up for our country, for answering the call of duty of your own volition. You've been through worse than this, you have overcome worse than this, and this too shall pass. There is no shame in taking a leg over an obstacle, you don't need to face this alone. As long as there is God, Country, and Corps you have your brothers; take their hand over the obstacles you face. Get the help you DESERVE, the help we OWE YOU as payment in arrears for services rendered. Yes things are tough right now, but nothing is insurmountable for a Marine. _/SEMPER/_ Fidelis. - Sign me "Semper Fi" so as not to embarrass the family any more than necessary.

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  • James E.February 09, 2013 - 11:13 pm

    No question, the Marines are a brotherhood always faithful. Semper Fi Marines.

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