A resident of West Point was arrested on multiple charges on the evening of Aug. 8 following a citizen’s report of suspicious activity, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported.
At around 8:45 p.m., deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded to Winton and Lily Gap roads in West Point and located Micah Zane Spearing, 50, of West Point.
Spearing was out on bond under post release community supervision out of Calaveras County, with an outstanding felony warrant on suspicion of violating the terms of his release. He was also out on bond from Amador County on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale.
“During the contact, Spearing was discovered to be in possession of approximately one ounce of methamphetamine, several prescription medications, and drug paraphernalia,” the Sheriff’s Office stated. “Additionally, he was found in possession of what initially appeared to be a rifle but was determined to be a CO2-powered crossbow gun.”
Spearing was arrested by deputies and booked into the county jail “on charges of violation of post release community supervision, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, and committing a felony while out on bail,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. “The case remains under active investigation.”