EL CERRITO -- An Oakley man suspected of attempted murder is behind bars after fleeing police in El Cerrito last week, authorities said today.

Darrell Waters, 34, was taken into custody Thursday on a Contra Costa County arrest warrant for attempted murder and for allegedly being a gang member in possession of a firearm, according to police.

Police said an officer attempted to stop Waters after he ran out the emergency door of a restaurant in the 11400 block of San Pablo Avenue around 6:45 p.m.

The man fled the officer, ran into another nearby eatery and tried to hide.

Officers quickly located Waters and arrested him on the warrant and for allegedly resisting arrest. He was taken to county jail in Martinez, where he is being held in lieu of $80,000 bail.

Police and county sheriff's office spokesman Jimmy Lee said they did not have information about the crimes that prompted a warrant for Waters' arrest.



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