The incident was reported at 10:20 a.m. at a house in the 9000 block of Hillside Drive in Delhi. Deputies arrived and learned that 40-year-old Gene Hinds had backed his Dodge Caravan into his younger brother's parked Honda, according to sheriff's spokesman deputy Tom MacKenzie, causing the car to break through the wall of a converted garage where the victim was eating.
The Honda struck the victim, pinning him between the back of the car and debris. The victim was trapped for about 20 to 30 minutes until responders could get him out. The victim was taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, where he's being treated. The victim's condition is unknown, MacKenzie said.
Deputies had taken a report Tuesday in which Hinds was accused of making threats against his brother, and deputies had been searching for Hinds since then.
While responders were at the Delhi home, deputies spotted Hinds' Dodge Caravan at El Capitan Way and Vincent Road. Deputies also noticed damage to the rear of the van, MacKenzie said. Hinds was taken into custody.
MacKenzie said the cause of the brothers' dispute is unknown. It's also unknown whether Hinds knew the victim was inside the home when the car crashed into it.
Hinds was expected to be booked at the Merced County Jail on suspicion of assault and making terrorist threats.