After surrounding a vehicle with guns drawn, authorities arrested a man after a brief standoff on suspicion of multiple charges, including vehicle theft and illegally possessing a stolen firearm.
Authorities tracked a vehicle that was reported stolen from Nevada County to a convenience store on the 1000 block of East Kettleman Lane around 10 a.m., according to Delta Regional Auto Theft Task Force Sgt. Matt McKee.
Sitting in unmarked vehicles, members of Delta RATT and Lodi police staked out the store, waiting for Derek Woodyard, 26, to emerge from inside.
After roughly 15 minutes, he left the store and climbed into a black Audi A6, McKee said. Officers in six vehicles then converged on Woodyard from all directions and surrounded the vehicle, weapons pointed at Woodyard, yelling at him to step out of the car, he said.
He didn’t immediately comply, according to police.
Woodyard stayed in the car as officers threatened to tase him, McKee said. After a couple of minutes, Woodyard opened the door and was immediately placed in handcuffs, according to McKee.
Woodyard is currently being held in the Lodi Police Department jail on suspicion of burglary, vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and illegally possessing ammunition.
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