Allegations of illegal narcotics possession and a physical altercation with deputies in the Woodside town center led to the arrest of Redwood City resident Robert Gragg, 42, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 16.
Deputies used a Taser to subdue Mr. Gragg, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies stopped Mr. Gragg for a minor traffic violation in the 3000 block of Woodside Road at about 3:40 p.m. He consented to a search, which led to the discovery of the narcotics, the Sheriff's Office said.
Mr. Gragg then allegedly became "physically combative" with deputies and fled on foot, deputies said.
They gave chase and caught up with Mr. Gragg near a creek running alongside the road, where he allegedly fought again.
He "hit and punched" deputies and they tried using "control holds" to restrain him, Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said. Those methods were not effective, so they used a Taser, she said.
Once Mr. Gragg was in custody, deputies took him to the county jail, where he was booked -- and subsequently bailed out -- on $50,000 bail.
The charges are felony possession and felony resisting an officer, and three misdemeanors: destroying or concealing evidence, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.