A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy fought for his life before arresting a man who is accused of attacking him outside a Victorville residence, the Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.

The deputy suffered minor injuries on Tuesday, Oct. 8, but has returned to duty, a news release said.

Dashean Antwan Wages, 26, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, attempting to take a firearm from a peace officer and resisting arrest.

The incident began with a report just before 11 p.m. of a family dispute in the 11800 block of Pepperwood Street. The deputy arrived to find Wages pacing in his driveway, appearing agitated and intoxicated. He wouldn’t speak with the deputy, the release said, and tackled the deputy when he tried to detain Wages.

Wages punched the deputy several times and tried to take his gun, the release said, in a struggle that lasted several minutes. The deputy was finally able to get up and incapacitate Wages by shocking him with a stun gun.

The deputy suffered cuts and bruises but was able to return to duty.

Wages in 2017 was convicted of assault likely to cause great bodily injury. He was sentenced to three years’ probation. In 2018, he violated his probation and was sentenced to 150 days in jail, according to Superior Court records.

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