CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (BCN) — Authorities arrested a North Richmond man after he allegedly led deputies on a police pursuit through North Richmond on Wednesday night, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said on Thursday.
A deputy on patrol attempted to initiate a traffic stop shortly before 9 p.m. in the area of Chesley Avenue and Rumrill Boulevard, near the border of San Pablo and Richmond, spokesman Jimmy Lee said.
Lee said the driver failed to yield to the deputy and instead drove for roughly a mile before abandoning the car and running into a neighborhood.
Deputies saw the man – later identified by the sheriff’s office as 41-year-old Gerald Robinson — allegedly holding a gun.
Deputies set up a perimeter and ultimately found Robinson hiding in a nearby backyard, Lee said.
Lee said deputies also found a gun.
Robinson was arrested on suspicion of felony evasion, being a felon in possession of a firearm, probation violation and resisting arrest, Lee said.
He is being held without bail, according to Lee.