Crime

Suspected parolee leads deputies on foot chase through Nipomo

Angel Luis Padilla, 38, of Arroyo Grande was arrested Wednesday, May 25, 2016, on a warrant for failing to appear in court, as well as suspicion of felony resisting an officer, disobeying a court order and violation of parole.
Angel Luis Padilla, 38, of Arroyo Grande was arrested Wednesday, May 25, 2016, on a warrant for failing to appear in court, as well as suspicion of felony resisting an officer, disobeying a court order and violation of parole.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday morning arrested a man suspected of parole violations after he led law enforcement on a chase near Nipomo High School.

Deputies received reports around 6:10 a.m. that Angel Luis Padilla, 38, of Arroyo Grande was sleeping in a vehicle in the 300 block of North Mallagh Street. Padilla fled after deputies made contact with him, so they set up a perimeter to search for him with help from the Santa Maria Police Department, the CHP and a police dog provided by Arroyo Grande police.

Padilla was found at 7:20 a.m. in a residential yard. He suffered dog bites to his hands and legs while being apprehended and was briefly taken to the hospital. A deputy who got caught in fencing during the chase also received minor injuries.

Padilla was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court, as well as suspicion of felony resisting an officer, disobeying a court order and violation of parole. He was taken to San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $27,500 bail.

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