An Oakhurst man will face more than 40 years in state prison after a Madera County Superior Court jury convicted him of 17 felonies last week, including five counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer.
Narcisco Morales, 30, was pulled over by the Madera Police Department in October 2010. Suspicious that Morales was armed, police removed him from his car and discovered he had a sheathed knife. When the officer tried to confiscate the knife, Morales dove back into this car and fought the officer.
More officers arrived for backup and subdued Morales, after which they discovered a loaded revolver under his driver-side seat.
After that incident, for which Morales was jailed and posted bail, he later was stopped by Madera County Gang Enforcement Team officers at a Von’s parking lot in Oakhurst...