A 31-year-old man was arrested at an Aptos motel Friday after two days earlier eluding officers attempting to serve a Gang Task Force warrant, police said.
Iran Perez, an area transient, was arrested Friday at the Rio Sands Hotel on various weapon and drug charges, along with being a felon in possession of firearms, said the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Gang and Narcotics Task Force.
Members of the task force, assisted by the Santa Cruz Police Department Emergency Services Unit, attempted on Wednesday to detain Perez for the search warrant on the 800 block of Capitola Avenue, police said.
detention, however two handguns and methamphetamine were located in his belongings, police said.
GTF officers eventually tracked the fugitive to a room at the Rio Sands where he was arrested without incident and in possession of more controlled substances, police said.
This arrest marks the third gun seizure in 2014 by the Gang Task Force, according to law enforcement.