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Wanted man tries dodging arrest by giving cousin's name
Darren Swaim
Darren Swaim

Darren Swaim, 58, of Ceres, was jailed Monday morning after he lied about his name when asked by an officer, to avoid being arrested on a warrant in his name.

At 9:54 a.m., Ceres Police Officer Jonathan Blount approached a group of people sitting next to a closed business in the 2900 block of Hatch Road. He noticed trash scattered around where they were sitting and wanted to ensure it was cleaned up before they left.

One of the men, later identified as Swaim, provided his cousin’s name as his own. After positively identifying Swaim, a records check showed that he had a no bail warrant from the Department of Corrections for a parole violation. 

Swaim was arrested for the warrant, providing a false name to a police officer making another liable, and parole violations.