The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged an Oakland man with three felonies after a foot chase in South Berkeley last week.
According to court documents, Berkeley Police officers spotted a man walking in the 1500 block of Harmon Street, near Sacramento Street, who took off running when he saw police last Tuesday afternoon.
The man “ran up a flight of stairs” to a house in the 1500 block and “continued to run away” when an officer told him to stop.
Officer Chris Flores wrote, in a report related to the man’s arrest, that he “saw the handle of a gun, sticking out from the back of his [the man's] rear waistband.” The man hopped over a fence and into another property’s rear yard. He was taken into custody a short time later, police said.
Officers recovered a gun from the yard, and police said the handle matched the one the officer had seen during the foot chase.
Police identified the man as 28-year-old Brandon Bostic. Bostic had a prior Alameda County felony conviction for evading an officer during an attempted vehicle stop in 2008; he received a sentence of probation for that offense.
The district attorney’s office charged Bostic with possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a loaded firearm and being in possession of ammunition. He’s being held with a bail of $85,000 at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Bostic was scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9:05 a.m. at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland.
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