Nov 8, 2012 6:52 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

Deputies say they have caught the machete-carrying man

The Atascadero Police Department has located and arrested Jeffrey Lee Wilson, 41. Officers say Wilson is the man spotted in Atascadero with a machete last week.

On November 2nd, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a man carrying a machete and wearing camouflage clothing in the 1500 block of Templeton Road in Templeton.

When deputies arrived on scene they discovered a burglary had taken place.

The man was seen running in the direction of the riverbed.

Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff's K9 units, a CHP helicopter, and Atascadero Police Officers were involved in the search. The man was later identified as Jeffrey Lee Wilson. He was located in the riverbed on the West side of Highway 101.

Police say he was armed with a hunting knife but dropped it when ordered to do so by officers. The Sheriff's Office interviewed Wilson and he was arrested by Atascadero Police for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Burglary charges against Wilson have been sent to the District Attorney's Office for review.



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