McKnight to face nine criminal counts related to Wednesday manhunt

Kyle Magin
Sierra Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; John McKnight is expected to be arraigned today on nine criminal counts related to a Wednesday manhunt by area police and could face years in prison.

The Tahoe City man, accused of waving a gun in the air and threatening neighbors in the Lake Forest neighborhood faces a 1 p.m. arraignment at the Placer County Court in Auburn.

According to the Tahoe City branch of the countyand#8217;s district attorney office, McKnight will be arraigned on nine counts and#8212; five felonies and four misdemeanors. He faces two felony assault with a firearm charges, two felony criminal threats charges, one felony possession of a deadly weapon charge, two misdemeanor DUI-related charges, one misdemeanor concealed firearm in a vehicle charge and one misdemeanor carrying a loaded weapon charge.

Further court dates for McKnight are expected to be known this afternoon, according to the District Attorneyand#8217;s office.

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