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A Corcoran man has been arrested for allegedly threatening his family with a gun.


According to the police department, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Alder Ave. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at about 11:54 p.m. regarding a male subject who was making such threats. Officers met with a female adult at the residence. She and her three children were in the front yard.


The woman told police the man was Vicente Sanchez, 28, and that he was still inside the home and she had last seen him with the gun tucked inside his waistband. She and the children were safely escorted from the residence and officers were then able to communicate with Sanchez and get him to exit the home, where he was detained.


Officers did not locate a firearm on Sanchez, but a loaded .380 handgun was found inside the home. The weapon was determined to be the one with which he threatened his family.


It had also been reported that Sanchez had been driving erratically on the way home during an argument.


The victim stated that when the family arrived home, Sanchez threatened that he was going to shoot everyone and loaded the handgun he has been carrying in front of them. The victim told police Sanchez then walked back inside the residence after a relative arrived at the scene to pick up the woman and children. She advised that she had sustained minor injuries due to Sanchez driving recklessly and that her three children were not injured from the incident. She later received medical treatment for her injuries.


Sanchez admitted to loading the gun in front of his family, but denied he was going to harm them. He was charged with making criminal threats, child endangerment and carrying a loaded firearm in public. He was transported to the Kings County Jail in Hanford with a total bail of $125,000.


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