Son, Mother arrested for delay of arrest

Son wanted for lewd act with minors

BORON, Calif. -  

A man and his 83-year-old mother were arrested after resisting authorities and arrest on Friday evening.

At about 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 26, deputies arrived  in the 24000 block of Chaparral Avenue in Boron, California.  They were greeted at the front door of a residence by an elderly female, 83-year-old Ruth Lamb. 

Lamb reportedly blocked the deputy’s access to the residence in an attempt to prevent them from contacting her son.  54-year-old Joseph Lamb was wanted in connection with an investigation to lewd acts with a minor.

Deputies started to talk to Joseph who they could see standing behind a metal security screen.  The Deputies advised him he was under arrest and asked him to step outside.  Both Ruth and Joseph actively resisted the deputies and slammed the front door.  As they did so Deputies were able to deploy a Taser which struck Joseph Lamb slightly.

Deputies from the Mojave substation responded to assist and the house was subsequently surrounded. After several moments one female and a small child came out of the house.  The female, Ruth was later detained and arrested.  She was transported to the Mojave Jail where she was booked for Delay or Obstruct a Peace Officer.

Joseph fled to the rear of the house and armed himself with a large knife.  Deputies made contact with him to the rear of the house in the backyard near a shed.  They ordered him to drop the knife and he refused.  Deputies deployed the Taser and Joseph dropped the knife.  Joseph was taken in to custody without further incident.

Joseph was transported to KMC hospital in Bakersfield for medical treatment for minor wounds resulting from being struck by the Taser.  He was placed under hospital guard and will remain under guard until his release from medical treatment. 

He will be transported to Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility where he will be booked for Lewd or lascivious acts involving children and delay or obstruct a Peace Officer. 

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