Beaumont police Thursday arrested a 38-year-old man after he fled from police when he was stopped for a traffic violation.

Police say Davis Ashton Wells was stopped near 11th Street and Sweetgum when he fled on foot. When police caught him, they learned hew as a convicted felon and found a firearm and marijuana in his vehicle.

Wells was arrested for evading and felon in possession of a firearm and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.