Santa Maria Police arrested a wanted felon after a five-hour standoff on the night of March 9. At about 5:50 p.m., an officer noticed a vehicle that was involved in a March 5 pursuit parked in the 900 block of West Fesler Street, according to Sgt. Andy Magallon. That pursuit was terminated in the interest of public safety, he said, and the driver was identified as Earnest Lee Evans, 45, of Santa Maria.While the officer was investigating the vehicle, he noticed Evans walk out of a residence, which was quickly surrounded by officers, Magallon said. Numerous attempts were made to communicate with Evans to surrender, but he reportedly did not comply. Two other occupants in the residence complied and exited the residence, Magallon said, and officers continued attempts to have Evans surrender, but he did not comply. A search warrant was obtained, and Evans was located hiding in the attic.