Arrest following standoff in North Fork

Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33-year-old William Elias on Thursday, Feb. 5, for felony domestic violence and attempted murder. After taking the victim’s statement, deputies went to Elias’ residence on Road 225 in North Fork.

When deputies attempted to contact Elias, he slammed the door and refused to come outside. Deputies eventually made contact with Elias by phone, and after negotiating with him for several hours, he agreed to surrender.

Elias was arrested without further incident and booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections.

Madera County Sheriff’s Department