Suspect in custody after ambushing a deputy in Mariposa County


MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a man who ambushed a deputy Friday night, according to authorities.

Authorities say a deputy was attempting to serve an out of the state temporary restraining order at a home in the 4000 block of Dawn Road.

A man then ambushed the deputy, the deputy returned fire, hitting the suspect at least once, according to authorities.

The suspect fled the area, but was later taken into custody.

Authorities say the suspect was identified as Douglas Popke of Mariposa. He was charged with attempted murder, and assault with a firearm. He has a $500,000 bail.

Douglas Popke of Mariposa

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