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ANDERSON, Calif. – Police arrested an Anderson man after a traffic stop led to a brief fight with an officer and a drug bust.
On Sunday, Dec. 27, around 5 p.m., the Anderson Police Department said it received a report of a suspected impaired driver in the area of Highway 273 and Ox Yoke Rd.
An officer located the suspect vehicle driving on Ox Yoke without any lighting equipment illuminated and conducted a traffic stop.
Authorities said the driver of the vehicle provided the officer with a false name, but was recognized as 22-year-old Jason Navarro, of Anderson, from numerous prior arrests and his distinctive face tattoos.
Navarro was on Parole for an assault with a deadly weapon charge and had a felony warrant for his arrest for being a parolee at large, according to APD.
Navarro exited the vehicle and attempted to run on foot. The officer grabbed ahold of Navarro, who they say punched the officer. After fighting for a brief period, the officer utilized tased Navarro.
Navarro was found to be in possession of pepper spray, a stun gun, a concealed knife, heroin, drug paraphernalia, and over a pound of processed marijuana, according to APD.
Officers said Navarro admitted to recently using methamphetamine, providing a false name, being in possession of the listed items, and fighting with the officer.
Navarro was determined to be under the influence of methamphetamine beyond the point of safely operating a motor vehicle. He was arrested on his warrant, DUI, numerous weapon and drug charges, a violation of his parole, and several felonies regarding assaulting the officer, officers said.