Arroyo Grande police on Thursday arrested a man wanted in connection with earlier crimes in San Luis Obispo.
Police found Kenneth Goodson, 38, of San Luis Obispo slumped and asleep in the driver’s seat of a Ford pickup truck next to a gasoline pump at a Mobil station in the 500 block of Traffic Way at approximately 3:40 p.m.
As officers questioned Goodson, Sgt. Shawn Cosgrove recognized him from a teletype that had been circulated by the San Luis Obispo Police Department on April 18.
That teletype described Goodson as being wanted “in connection with the investigation of an assault with a deadly weapon”, as well as theft of a motor vehicle. The teletype “indicated that the assault was committed with a firearm,” according to a news release from Arroyo Grande police.
During a search of the pickup, arresting officers, including a K-9 team, found a handgun and drug paraphernalia. The pickup was stolen, they said.
The officers took Goodson into custody “with only minor physical resistance, during which neither Goodson nor any of the officers received any injuries,” police said.
Police said Goodson has an extensive criminal history that includes property crimes, violent crimes against persons, narcotics violations, and violations of parole. His prior arrests occurred from Los Angeles County to Ventura County and San Luis Obispo County.
Goodson was booked into County Jail on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of controlled substances; possession of narcotics paraphernalia; motor vehicle theft; and outstanding arrest warrants for burglary, narcotics offenses and theft. He's being held in lieu of $520,000 bail.
Arroyo Grande police declined to comment on Goodson’s charges in San Luis Obispo, and San Luis Obispo police did not respond to a telephone inquiry.