A Santa Barbara man who led deputies on a pursuit from Goleta to Santa Barbara on Monday night was arrested on several felony charges.
Wesley Robert Williams, 25, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest when he was taken into custody, and was further booked on suspicion of evading, stalking, resisting arrest, domestic violence, and terrorist threats, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
During the course of their investigation, deputies learned that Williams allegedly had been stalking a victim on the 5800 block of Calle Real, and was also involved in previous unreported incidents of domestic violence, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Raquel Zick.
At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, deputies were dispatched on a report of a suspicious subject. On their way to the scene, they conducted a records check of Williams, and found that he had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation, Zick said.
Williams was sitting in his car in the parking lot when deputies arrived, and was evasive when they approached, Zick said.
At one point, Williams had turned off his car before starting it again and fleeing from the scene, Zick added.
Deputies followed Williams southbound on Highway 101 until he exited on Garden Street. Williams then drove to a residence on the 100 block of Garden Street, where he was taken into custody.
He was being held without bail at the Santa Barbara County Jail.