An armed and frothing Novato man was subdued with a Taser and arrested Friday after trying to break into a family's home during the night, a sheriff's investigator said.
Jesse Aloisius Roach, 41, was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of attempted burglary, exhibiting a deadly weapon, resisting police, drug intoxication and violating probation. His bail was set at $50,000.
The incident occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on Indian Valley Road, where a resident called 911 to report a shirtless and apparently deranged man trying to get into the home, said sheriff's Lt. Barry Heying. The caller barricaded himself in a bedroom with his wife and small child.
Sheriff's deputies and Novato police arrived and found the suspect sitting in a pickup truck "holding a knife, foaming at the mouth and acting incoherently," Heying said.
The suspect agreed to drop the knife but refused to be handcuffed, and deputies fired stun gun probes at him. The suspect was identified as Roach, taken to Novato Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and booked into jail.
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