A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.
Around 6:45 p.m. Thursday an officer made contact with 44-year-old Myron Perez in the 100 block of N. Beech Street. Rather than stick around and talk to the officer, Perez decided to make a run for it.
According to the police report, Perez took off running and jumped over a nearby fence, but after a short foot pursuit his bid for freedom came to an end.
A search revealed Perez was in possession of methamphetamine, according to the police department. He also was wanted by TPD for a parole violation, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license, and a Merced County warrant for misdemeanor domestic violence.
Perez was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on the drug charges and for the warrants.