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He was wanted for an alleged pistol-whipping and escaping a pursuit. Now he’s in custody

Deputies are shown serving the warrants on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies are shown serving the warrants on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

An alleged Dos Palos gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of pistol -whipping a man earlier this year, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Suspected Sureno gang member, Gerardo Gudino, also known as “Toker,” originally from Long Beach, was staying at a residence in the 21000 block of Lexington Avenue in Dos Palos, according to a department news release.

The suspect was aware he was wanted by law enforcement. With help from the Sheriff’s Tactical and Reconnaissance (STAR) team, deputies served two Ramey warrants and a search warrant at the residence.

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Gerardo Gudino Merced County Sheriff's Department

Deputies at 1:42 p.m. found Gudino at the residence. He was arrested and and booked into the Merced County Jail.

Gudino allegedly committed a firearms-related assault on April 25. Deputies believe he pistol -whipped a male victim, racked the gun and held it to the victim’s head, the release said.

He’s also the alleged driver in an Aug. 15 vehicle pursuit with a deputy. The deputy had lost the driver in an orchard after the pursuit was called off for public safety reasons, due to suspect driver’s dangerous driving.

Gudino also had a no bail warrant from Los Banos police, and remains at the John Latoracca Correctional Center.

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