Santa Maria man fires gun while fleeing deputies


Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a Santa Maria man after he shot a round from a firearm while attempting to flee on Monday morning.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the compliance response team, made up of sheriff detectives and probation officers, attempted to contact 46-year-old Adam Valdez in the parking area of a residence on east Enos Drive for an outstanding warrant and a probation violation. Valdez attempted to flee.

He then pulled a firearm from his waistband and fired a single shot in an unknown direction. Without returning fire, detectives swiftly took Valdez into custody.

Deputies booked Valdez in the Northern Branch Jail for assaulting a peace officer with a firearm, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for outstanding warrants from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties for numerous narcotics and weapons related charges. His bail is set at $1,000,000.

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