A 24-year-old man was arrested in unincorporated King City early this morning after allegedly fleeing from Monterey County sheriff’s deputies and then kicking a deputy in the groin after being apprehended. Shortly before 12:50 a.m., sheriff’s deputies stopped a silver 2007 Chevy Impala on Meadow Brook Drive for a vehicle code violation, according to the sheriff’s office. After stopping his vehicle, Michael Benavides, a King City resident, allegedly fled on foot and led deputies on a short pursuit on foot through a residential neighborhood. Benavides jumped three wooden fences, causing him to suffer some small abrasions. He also allegedly reached for his waist band area, which led to him being shot with a Taser gun by deputies, according to the sheriff’s office. As Benavides was being searched, he kicked a deputy in the groin area and made death threats toward him, according to the sheriff’s office. Benavides was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was also on active parole and in violation of his parole terms, according to the sheriff’s office.
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