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Smartsville Man Killed In SWAT Team Confrontation

A Smartsville man who refused to be arrested by a multi-agency SWAT team was shot and killed Monday night. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says their involvement with 30 year old Brandon Barsnick began earlier this month….

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

As the story unfolded the Deputies found that Barsnick had come to the Hidden Valley Road property looking for his wife, pulled into the driveway and was confronted by the resident who lived there and was asked to leave….

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

Sheriff Royal says that activity is what lead Nevada County Sheriff’s to secure a warrant for Barsnick’s residence on Big Oak Valley Road.
Yuba County Undersheriff Jerry Read says the SWAT team had to be brought in to assist in serving the warrant, with Barsnick believed to be armed…

click to listen to Undersheriff Read

After a very brief standoff, Read says Barsnick pointed the assault rifle at the SWAT team, who then opened fire on Barsnick. Read says team members are now on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation, which will be done by the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office.

1 Comment

January 17, 2016

karen kuhner

Why did the arrest warrent that was serviced for December 22 thAt means thay were a day early

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