A man wanted on charges in Stanislaus and Merced counties was arrested late Monday in Delhi after he ran from sheriff's deputies and a Taser was used on him.
The Taser shock proved ineffective on Andres Diaz, 32, of Delhi, so it took six deputies to take him into custody, said deputy Tom MacKenzie, a Merced County sheriff's spokesman. Diaz was being held at the Merced County Jail on Tuesday, and his bail was set at $167,000.
Diaz was wanted in Stanislaus County on charges of theft, violating a court order and violating probation. In Merced County, he was wanted on charges of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.
MacKenzie said Diaz also was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine after a deputy found a small amount of meth in Diaz's sock Monday.
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Deputy Preston Sanchez had learned Diaz was staying at a home in the 9000 block of Hillside Drive in Delhi. Sanchez and five other deputies went to the home about 10:30 p.m.
As soon as Diaz realized the deputies were there for him, he ran out the back door and found two of the deputies waiting for him. Diaz then climbed onto the home's roof and tried to jump onto the roof of a nearby apartment complex.
MacKenzie said the distance was farther than Diaz thought, so he didn't reach the other roof and fell to the ground. Diaz got up and ran, jumping over fences.
As Diaz tried to jump over another fence, a deputy grabbed his sweater. MacKenzie said Diaz turned as if he was going to hit the officer, and another deputy used the Taser on Diaz's leg. Diaz fell to the ground and was crawling when the wires leading to the Taser probes broke. Diaz got up and ran again, but deputies caught up to him in less than a block.