A man from Taft was arrested after police said he tried killing a pregnant woman by choking her.
Taft police chief Ed Whiting said the station received a call that a pregnant woman was running in the 300 block of 6th Street.
Whiting told 23ABC that 22-year-old Randell Ewing was being chased by 37-year-old Gary Scott Fuller.
Officers said they located Ewing, unconscious in the backyard of a condominium.
Whiting said the woman had been completely choked out.
Whiting said officers were able to locate Fuller and he was arrested after short pursuit in downtown Taft.
Ewing was taken to a local area hospital for treatment.
Fuller was arrested on charges of attempted murder, cruelty to child, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and evading arrest in a vehicle.