Sacto 9-1-1
October 8, 2013
Man accused of terrorist threats after shots fired in Esparto

A resident of the Yolo County community of Capay is in custody after he allegedly threatened and fired a handgun at a man in the town of Esparto.

Yolo County sheriff's deputies responded at 5 p.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired in the area of Capay Street near Orleans Street in Esparto. When they arrived, deputies contacted a man who told them that a another man, in a gray Ford F-150 pickup, had pulled up near him and yelled threats. The man in the truck then reportedly pointed a handgun at the victim and fired three shots before driving away, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Deputies determined that the rounds fired were blanks.

About 8:40 a.m. Monday, a deputy found a pickup matching the description of the one involved in the shooting at residence in Capay. Deputies contacted the vehicle's owner and, after investgation, arrested John Hardin McChesney on suspicion of terrorist threats and brandishing a weapon.

McChesney was booked into the Monroe Detention Center, and sheriff's officials said the investigation continues.

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