An Oceano man was arrested Monday night after he tried to run from deputies after a traffic stop.
At 11:31 p.m., sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle at Ocean and 23rd streets in Oceano, according to a news release. The driver and sole occupant, Johnny B. Odom, allegedly refused to get out of his vehicle and tried to drive away.
The deputies grabbed Odom, 47, and pulled him from his vehicle. The vehicle, however, kept moving and side-swiped a parked car, and then crashed into another, pushing that car sideways into a third vehicle.
The damage to all four vehicles was considered minor, according to the news release.
After the deputies grabbed Odom from the car, he tried to run away, according to officials. After a brief chase, he was apprehended and sustained a minor injury.
After being checked out at a local hospital, Odom was booked into County Jail on suspicion of three felonies: resisting arrest by force, unlawful flight/evasion with reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance. He is also suspected of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended driver's license.
Bail was set at $20,000, but a no-bail hold was placed on him by state parole officers.