Man arrested after foot pursuit through Eastside
Suspect wanted for two outstanding warrants
A police pursuit ended with a man being arrested on a rooftop in Santa Barbara.
Matthew Knight, 25, was arrested and charged with a traffic violation.
The incident started around 1 p.m. Thursday on the 1000 block of East Cota. Police said they spotted Knight and another person in a car on Milpas.
When Knight saw police he sped down Cota then bailed out of his car and fled on foot. Officers began to create a perimeter in the area.
Lt. James Pfleging of the Santa Barbara Police Department said, “The suspect was spotted on a nearby roof and taken into custody. He surrendered when he realized there was nowhere to go.”
Knight was also wanted on two outstanding warrants for grand theft and driving on a suspended license.
When police arrested him, he had a pound of marijuana with him.
He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
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