Police tried to serve a warrant for the violation at 12:20 p.m. Thursday to a house on the first block of West Clover Road. But when police told 28-year-old Anthony Stearns, a known gang member, that he was under arrest, the man ran into the house before police could handcuff him.
Police confronted Stearns when he tried to escape through the backdoor, but the suspect ducked back into the house.
Officers with automatic weapons soon surrounded the home, and blocked off the road between Holly Drive and Buthman Avenue.
Police tried to convince Stearns to come out of the house for several hours via phone and loudspeaker, but it wasn’t until a police dog was sent into the home that Stearns surrendered. He had been hiding in the attic.
Police were cautious storming the house, Tracy police Sgt. Tony Sheneman said, because a 15-month-old child was inside the home at the time. Officers got the kid out of the home before the K-9 unit was sent in.
No one was injured in the standoff.
As of press time Thursday, the charges Stearns faces weren’t known, but he was transported to San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.