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Two wanted men arrested in Santa Margarita

Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 06, 2019

A man who was featured several times as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect was arrested Wednesday after fleeing from authorities.

Max Aaron Gerarden, 28, was most recently featured in the Most Wanted Wednesday segment on October 16. He was wanted on suspicion of aggravated mayhem, kidnapping, false imprisonment, battery with serious bodily injury, inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, and threatening to commit a crime of violence.

On November 6, sheriff's officials reportedly served a search warrant at a home in the 4100 block of Stagecoach Canyon Rd. in Santa Margarita where they believed Gerarden was located.

When deputies arrived at the home, sheriff's officials say Gerarden drove away, leading authorities on a pursuit that lasted about five minutes.

The sheriff's office says Gerarden stopped on Goldie Ln. and ran onto a property where deputies caught up with him and took him into custody.

Another wanted man, Daniel Jay Romo, was also reportedly located at the property and taken into custody for violating his post release community supervision on an original charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Both men were in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon. Gerarden's bail was set at $500,000. Romo was listed as being held without bail.