LANCASTER – A known Vagos gang member was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly putting a knife to his mother’s throat and threatening to kill her, authorities said.
When deputies searched the Lancaster residence of 31-year-old Dustin Paulhus, they found illegal narcotics and multiple firearms, according to Deputy Joshua Stamsek of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The incident started at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the 3000 block of Softwood Court; deputies responded to the residence regarding a “criminal threats call,” Stamsek said.
“The deputies contacted the victim and she stated her son, the suspect, had put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her,” Stamsek stated. “She informed deputies there was at least one rifle inside her residence with the suspect.”
“Deputies utilizing department resources found the suspect had several warrants for stalking and resisting arrest. The suspect is also a known ‘Vago[s]’ gang member,” Stamsek stated.
Deputies contained the immediate area around the residence, made contact with Paulhus, and tried to talk him out of the residence, according to Stamsek.
“The suspect refused to exit the residence for approximately 30 minutes and was located in the backyard of a next door neighbor’s residence,” Stamsek said.
While detained in the backseat of a marked Sheriff’s radio car, Paulhus kicked out the window and window frame of the vehicle, according to Stamsek.
“A search warrant was obtained for the residence and deputies recovered three handguns, one shotgun, a rifle with large quantities of ammunition, along with a custom fit jacket with body armor,” Stamsek said. “Illegal narcotics were also found inside the residence.”
Paulhus was arrested around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, on suspicion of making criminal threats and in connection with multiple outstanding arrest warrants. He remains jailed without bail.