Chayton Paul West, 21, of Davis, was arrested early Saturday morning after fleeing a traffic stop when Davis police learned he was on parole.
Officers pulled over West at the corner of Second and Pena streets at 1:11 a.m. He fled on foot into the Davis Waste Removal yard. After a perimeter was established around the yard, the police searched West’s car and found a semi-automatic firearm, loaded with one round in the chamber, said Davis police Sgt. John Wilson.
A search was started using a police dog and “Hurricane” found West in a tree.
“Hurricane alerted to the guy being up in the tree,” Wilson said. “He was near the top of the tree, and we wouldn’t have been able to see him if the canine hadn’t alerted to him.”
West came down from the tree and surrendered. He was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, of being previously convicted of a felony and in possession of a firearm, driving with a suspended license and resisting a police officer. West was lodged at the Yolo County Jail.