Truck Driver Arrested at Truck Stop After Firing Shot at Man’s Dog During Argument

Yolo County, CA – A truck driver was arrested on multiple charges last weekend after police say he threatened a man with a gun and shot at the victim’s dog during a confrontation at a gas station along Interstate 5.

According to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), the incident occurred last Sunday when officers were called to a Chevron station in Dunnigan at 12:15 p.m.


Investigators said a truck driver, identified as 57-year-old Darren Ogas of Lancaster, CA, fired two shots during a dispute with another man in the parking lot.

The victim reported Ogas brandished a firearm and pointed it at close range to his face.

Further, the victim indicated Ogas fired one round into the air and another at his dog.

Police pursued Ogas, who had fled the scene in his tractor-trailer heading southbound on I-5.

Authorities located the big rig parked in the rear of a truck stop on County Road 8 in Dunnigan, according to YCSO.


Ogas was detained and his tractor-trailer was searched.

Police discovered two loaded firearms, a .380 handgun and a 270 rifle, inside the rig.

Ogas was placed under arrest for negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded pistol not registered to him and brandishing a firearm.



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