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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday February 21st, 2023 :: 03:03 p.m. PST


MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Lieutenant Greg Stark Release Date: February 21, 2023 Release Time: 2:54 PM

Suspect Arrested for Battery to a Deputy and Law Enforcement Canine
Murphys, CA
On February 18 2023, at 11:00 PM, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a vehicle that that was being operated in a reckless manner east on HWY 4 near Murphys. A deputy located the vehicle matching the description and conducted a vehicle enforcement stop just west of Murphys near Utica Powerhouse Road. 
Upon contact, the deputy attempted to communicate with suspect however, the suspect was speaking incoherently attempting to emulate a foreign language. Through good communication, the deputy was able to ascertain the suspect was English speaking and eventually obtained the necessary information needed.  At about this time an officer from the Angels Camp Police Department along with her canine partner arrived to assist.  While waiting for a records check via dispatch, the driver of the vehicle, Daniel Allen Theodore Gold, 34 years of age Dorrington, became more agitated and verbally hostile inside his vehicle.
Suddenly, suspect Gold exited his vehicle and aggressively advanced toward the deputy exclaiming “someone is dying tonight”.   Suspect Gold then ran back to his vehicle. The deputy believed he was attempting to arm himself and attempted to stop him.  Suspect Gold resisted and punched the deputy.   The deputy continued to attempt an arrest by taking the suspect to the ground.  As a result of the physical assault on the Deputy, the Angels Camp Police canine was deployed. 
During the struggle the deputy, canine and the suspect began to roll down a steep embankment.  As the three were starting to slip down the hill the ACPD officer held on to the deputy’s outer ballistic vest carrier to prevent him from sliding further down the embankment while attempting to assist with handcuffing the suspect.   The suspect was able to escape and ran down the embankment toward the nearby creek. The deputy, officer and canine chased after him and again took him to the ground a second time.   During the second struggle to handcuff him, the suspect was able to remove the deputy’s pepper spray and deploy a short burst toward the deputy.   With the assistance from the ACPD Officer and a the ACPD canine, the suspect was disarmed and taken into custody without further incident.   
Due to the injuries received during the incident the deputy received treatment at a local hospital and was released. 
Daniel Gold was also taken to a local hospital for treatment, then booked into the Calaveras County Jail.  Suspect Gold was charged with 69 PC Obstruct Resist Officer (felony), 148 (B) PC remove weapon from peace officer (felony), 243(B) Battery on peace officer and police canine officer (Misdemeanor), and unlawful possession and use of teargas (felony).  The suspect is being held with a $1,175,000. bail. 
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Angels Camp Police Officer and Angels Camp canine for their assistance in taking this violent suspect into custody.  While enduring enormous resistance and physical violence, the deputy and officers remained dedicated to the security and safety of the citizens of Calaveras County.   This was truly a team effort.

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Tuttle Dr
San Andreas, CA 95249

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