A Santa Maria gang member is locked up after a chase in Orcutt. The chase prompted Joe Nightingale Elementary School to go on a brief precautionary lockdown.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies identified the suspect as Nicholas McCloud. Deputies spotted McCloud about 9:15a.m Tuesday in the area of Courtney Street. When they tried to contact him, he took off running and stole a bike from a backyard, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies eventually caught up with McCloud and arrested him. Officers found a handgun and meth in McCloud's backpack.
Following his arrest, authorities served a search warrant at his home on Courtney Street and arrested four people for being under the influence of drugs.