A Delhi man was arrested Sunday after a short pursuit on charges of stalking his ex-girlfriend, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said.
He’d also been arrested twice in May for other alleged offenses.
Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Deputy Adam Leuchner was sebt to the 9000 block of Hillside Drive in Delhi in response a stalking report. The victim said that her ex-boyfriend, Jeff Meneses, 25, of Livingston, had been stalking her and was parked behind her house.
When Leuchner arrived, Meneses took off in his vehicle, but the pursuit lasted only a few minutes, according to a news release by Deputy Tom MacKenzie. Meneses sped in circles through the neighborhood before pulling into the driveway of the victim's residence.
He got out of his car with a baseball bat and began smashing the windows of the victim's car. Meneses was taken into custody after being struck by a Taser when he failed to comply with deputies' orders, according to the news release.
Meneses was booked on charges of stalking, felony evading law enforcement, felony vandalism, possession of marijuana, committing a felony while out on bail, resisting arrest and making terrorist threats. He remains on $307,100 bail.
He was arrested on May 11 for failing to yield on a traffic stop and on May 5 for throwing objects at moving vehicles with the intent to commit injury.