San Angelo man arrested for warrants after leading SAPD on foot pursuit

A 32-year old San Angelo man was arrested by San Angelo police after leading them on a foot pursuit Wednesday afternoon.

The San Angelo Police Department issued a release Thursday that said just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of East 23rd Street for the report of an unwanted subject.

Police arrived and learned that the subject, Elgin Taunton, just left the location and he was headed towards Bradford Elementary School. While en route to Bradford, officers were told that Taunton had two outstanding city warrants.

They located Taunton walking near East 22nd and Main streets. When officers attempted to make contact with Taunton, he ran from them.

A perimeter was established and officers observed Taunton jump from the bed of a pickup truck that was parked behind a residence in the 1100 block of East 22nd. After he jumped from the truck bed, Tauton ran through a front yard and into an occupied residence.

Officers made contact with the residents and located Taunton in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident.

Taunton was arrested for his outstanding warrants: criminal trespass of a habitation and evading arrest detention with prior conviction.

Taunton was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained while evading the officers. Once he was cleared by medical staff, Taunton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.