By Cathy Locke
A Woodland man was arrested this afternoon after leading police on a foot chase through city streets, alleys and residential yards.
Woodland police were dispatched at 3:40 p.m. to 1059 Court St. regarding a report of a suspicious person lurking in the area and apparently hiding behind trees at a business complex. Two officers arrived and found a man wearing clothing that matched that described by the initial caller, according to a Police Department news release.
When officers approached the man, he ran away and officers gave chase, eventually apprehending him at the rear of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Fourth Street.
Arrested was Jerald James Elledge. Because Elledge continued to struggle with officers as they took him into custody, police said, he was placed in a restraint device called a "wrap," which immobilizes the person's legs.
While police were apprehending Elledge, one officer suffered non life-threatening injuries and was treated at Woodland Healthcare, then released, officials reported.
Elledge was booked into Yolo County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing a hypodermic syringe, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800, or police dispatch at (530) 666-2411. Witness can remain anonymous.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.