A Chico man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon has been arrested after leading police on a foot pursuit near Bidwell Park on Tuesday.

Police say 18 year-old Deshawn Dean of Chico was spotted by officers on the Esplanade near a playground.  As soon as Dean realized he was being followed, he ditched his bike and ran towards Bidwell Park.  Officers set up a perimeter around East 4th Street.  Dean was caught in the middle of East 4th Street and taken into custody just before 4 p.m.

Officers say Dean was also in possession of a controlled substance.