Two suspects were arrested on gun and drug allegations after attempting to flee police in Los Banos, according to the Police Department.
Los Banos police officer Richard Mancera was patrolling the area of Mercey Springs Road and D Street at 7:06 a.m. Saturday when he tried to stop a black Acura sedan with no license plate, according to a news release.
But the driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Frank Leonard of Los Banos, didn't stop and accelerated, police said. He led Mancera on a pursuit north on Mercey Springs Road until he slowed down near Pintail Circle.
As Leonard slowed the car, a 37-year-old passenger, Los Banos resident Bobby Bauer, ran out of the car, according to the release. Leonard continued a short distance until he stopped and was placed under arrest. Officers discovered handgun ammunition in the car, police said.
The officers then searched the area around Pintail Circle until they found Bauer, soaking wet, hiding in a backyard, the release states. Police determined Bauer had fallen in the pool.
Officers found a handgun in the pool and were able to retrieve it, according to the release. Close by, officers also discovered some of Bauer's clothing, which concealed suspected methamphetamine.
Leonard was booked into Los Banos Police Department Jail for being a felon in possession of ammunition and evading a peace officer with reckless driving, according to the release and county jail records.
Leonard was in custody Tuesday at the John Latorraca Correctional Center held without bond.
Bauer also was in custody Tuesday at the John Latorraca Correctional Center on $316,500 bond for possession of a controlled substance while possessing a loaded gun, violation of probation and possessing a gun and ammunition as a felon, according to jail records.