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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:37 am

A 9-1-1 call regarding a civil dispute in Green Valley Lake (GVL) quickly escalated into a series of assaults with a variety of deadly weapons, according to a press release from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station.

The call for assistance was placed at about 2:48 a.m. on May 14. While deputies were en route to the 33600 block of Green Valley Lake Road, one victim called 9-1-1 again to report that the suspect was armed with a golf club and had hit the victim and his friend with the club.

Upon arrival, the deputies found the victim struggling with Michael Kinsley, 26, a resident of GVL. The struggle for control of the club ceased when Kinsley reportedly saw the deputies and quickly fled on foot.

Deputies immediately chased Kinsley, who apparently dropped the club and a knife with a 12-inch blade while he was running. He jumped a fence and disappeared.

Deputies set up a perimeter and continued searching the area for Kinsley. According to the report, Kinsley was able to return to his residence where he quickly closed a metal security screen door behind him. Deputies negotiated for more than 20 minutes to persuade Kinsley to come out peacefully.

Kinsley came out, but not in a spirit of cooperation. He attempted to flee, but became entangled with deputies endeavoring to prevent his escape. During a brief struggle, Kinsley allegedly injured two deputies and also sustained his own minor injuries. When Kinsley dropped a knife with a 6-inch blade, deputies were able to take him into custody.

They took Kinsley to the Twin Peaks station where he damaged a patrol vehicle while trying to escape again at the sally port intake area (a series of gates that limit ingress and egress).

Ultimately, Kinsley was transported and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. Charges at that time included California Penal Code §245(a), assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, likely to cause great bodily injury; PC §69, resisting an executive officer; and PC §4530(b), attempted escape. He was held without bail at that time.

Court records reflect that Kinsley’s bail was set at $125,000 during his arraignment on May 16. He pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and not guilty to one felony charge of vandalism, PC §594(A)-F. The court appointed a public defender and Kinsley was ordered to appear for a pre-preliminary hearing on May 24. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 26.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Deputy William Zerbe at the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station: (909) 336-0600. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at

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