Officers said they arrested Matthew Mickel, 23, of Monterey on suspicion of a probation violation about 5:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove.
Mickel was booked into the Pacific Grove Jail, pending transport to the Monterey County Jail. When arresting officers escorted him to his holding cell at the Pacific Grove facility, Mickel broke away and attempted to force his way out of the jail by slamming his body against an exterior door, police said.
Officers gave several warnings, but said Mickel continued to aggressively attempt escape. One officer used his Taser to fire a shot at Mickel, who immediately submitted to arrest, police said.
And Mickel lived.