Several arrests made, Taser used, in wild San Marcos house party

SAN MARCOS - Additional details emerged Monday about what caused the scuffle between a man and deputies at a wild house party in San Marcos.

Deputies were called to the 1400 block of Borden Road at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a female who was heard crying before the line disconnected. She did not provide details regarding why she called 911, so deputies responded to check her welfare.

Deputies arrived to find a large party taking place at a house. About 25 people were in the house, many of them underage, and deputies moved in to break things up.

Jason Gonzales, 23, identified himself as the host of the party, deputies said. Gonzales then became involved in a physical altercation with deputies, who used a Taser on him.

 “The deputies believed that a victim of assault was inside. They put their foot in the door to prevent it from closing and they got involved with Gonzales in a physical struggle," Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Michalke told 10News.

He was arrested and faces charges of social host violation and resisting an officer with force.

10News spoke with a friend of Gonzales who said the situation got out of control quickly and that Gonzales is a 4.0 student and does not want an incident like this on his record.

Gonzales was not at home when 10News went to his house in San Marcos, but neighbors say there has been party after party at the home for months and they are sick of it.

"We've asked them to keep quiet and they said they would but then it just continues and continues," said a neighbor. "I've tried to keep it between neighbors, but this needs to stop. We need this neighborhood to return to the quiet, family-oriented place it was."

Another man, 20-year-old Chance Stahura, is facing charges of drug possession. Several underage partygoers were also arrested for social host violations after they were determined to be intoxicated, deputies said. The original 911 caller was not located.

Neighbors said parties at the house are a chronic problem.

Gonzales is scheduled to be in court on Feb. 4.

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