Man Wanted For Trying To Run Over Deputy Found Dead

The Madera County Sheriff's Department says a man who tried to run over a deputy sheriff Friday afternoon near Coarsegold has been found dead.

Madera County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Erica Stuart says the man, George Rosenberg, was discovered deceased{}next to a Coarsegold-area barn with a rifle in his lap.

Earlier in the day, around 3:15 p.m., Stuart says Rosenberg tried to run over a deputy, prompting the deputy to open fire on him.{} She says Rosenberg then drove away.{} That caused deputies to conduct an all-out search for Rosenberg.

Around 5:55 p.m., deputies found Rosenberg next to the barn, while his pickup was inside the barn. {}Stuart told KMPH News Rosenberg was hiding and lying in wait knowing full well the cops would find him.

Stuart said Rosenberg had a warrant out for his arrest.