Stun gun used on man after alleged death threats

POSTED: 8:51 PM Feb 09 2014
Butte City, CALIF. -

A stun gun was used on a Glenn County man after deputies said he made death threats to his sister and refused to cooperate with their orders.

On Friday around 9:30 p.m. Glenn County Sheriff's deputies got a 911 call from 27-year-old Danielle Nicolaides.

Nicolaides claimed her 24-year-old brother, Joesph Devincenzi was armed with a knife and was threatening to kill her.

While on the phone with a dispatcher Nicolaides was able to make it out of the house and walk south on Highway 45, however, her father was still in the home.

Shortly after escaping Nicolaides came into contact with two deputies.

She said Devincenzi became angry when he thought she stole his medication and told her he was going to kill her.

She also told them her brother had come at her with a knife but their father intervened.

Nicolaides then waited inside a patrol car while deputies proceeded to the home where Devincenzi was.

Deputies said the front door was open and they could see Devincenzi pacing back in forth inside the home yelling.

Deputies said he moved back and forth from the kitchen to the dining room, all the while deputies called multiple times for him to come outside and talk with them.

Devincenzi allegedly told deputies several times that they would have to kill him; that they would have to shoot him, and that he was going to make deputies kill him.

Deputies continued to attempt to calm Devincenzi down and gain compliance with his instructions, but he would not cooperate.

However at one point deputies said Devincenzi put his hands into his front pockets and a Sergeant used a stun gun on him causing him to fall backwards.

He was taken into custody, requiring no medical treatment.

He was booked into the Glenn County Jail on multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a person.