An armed man was arrested after he allegedly tried to run from deputies during a traffic stop in Grand Terrace, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

On Jan. 9 at 11:33 p.m., Deputy S. Rule from the Sheriff's Central Station conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for California Vehicle Code violations in the 22000 block of Barton Road.

The driver, identified as Levi Villanueva, 40, fled from the vehicle and was captured a short distance away.

During the incident, Villanueva dropped a firearm which was recovered by Rule and the firearm was loaded with a high capacity magazine, the Sheriff's Department said.

Villanueva was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center on charges of possession of a loaded unregistered firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, and committing a felony while out on bail.

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