Domestic assault suspect arrested in El Verano

Threat of police dogs convinces suspect to surrender.|

Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies responded in force - with a drone, the Henry 1 helicopter and K9 support - to an April 16 call about a domestic-violence situation at a residence in El Verano because the suspect was believed to be armed.

When law enforcement arrived at the home on Arnold Drive near Solano Avenue, at a little after 10 a.m., a Sheriff’s drone revealed the suspect to be hiding in the back yard. When deputies announced that the K9 was present, the suspect, Joseph Tyler Gaylord, quickly surrendered to deputies.

Gaylord, 33, was arrested on four felony domestic violence-related charges. Upon arrest he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Gaylord was also found to be in possession of firearms and ammunition, the possession of which was itself a crime as he had a previous violent-felony conviction. He was arrested on a total of eight felony charges and three misdemeanors, including an outstanding warrant from Napa County.

Gaylord is currently in custody at the Sonoma County Jail on $175,000 bail. It is believed he is a former resident of Idaho but has a number of arrests in California, largely in Madera County.

His court date was set for Monday, April 20.

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