CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – A man was arrested after fleeing from police during a traffic stop.
A Pinal County sheriff’s deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a 2003 Toyota vehicle for a traffic violation Monday morning in the area of First Street and Jimmie Kerr Boulevard.
The driver pulled over but as the deputy approached the vehicle, the man sped off, prompting a police pursuit outside of Casa Grande.
The chase was called off when the suspect drove into a residential area and construction zone.
The driver was identified based on records from the Motor Vehicle Division that indicate the suspect has tattoos on his face. He is identified as Albert Tejeda, 31.
Deputies caught up to the suspect as he was walking near Second Street and Cameron Avenue. He was allegedly carrying a duffle bag with a Samurai-style sword sticking out.
Tejeda resisted arrest at first, but a K9 unit was deployed and he was taken into custody without further incident.
He faces charges including felony flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle and misconduct involving weapons.