According to Pinal County officials, Tejeda exited the vehicle during the stop and fled from the deputy on foot. He was later found walking with a duffel bag. At that point, officials noticed the samurai sword protruding from the bag. Tejeda did not willingly surrender to police and was arrested after a K-9 unit was sent in.
Tejeda had previously been disallowed to possess any weapons as a result of a history of felony convictions. He is currently facing charges of felony flight and misconduct involving weapons for the possession of the sword.
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