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.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.