Deputies Seek Pursuit Suspects 06-26-2013
JUNE 26, 2013.
ParkerCounty Sheriff’s deputies are seeking two men in connection with a traffic stop which resulted in a pursuit and crash.
Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop for expired registration on a gray 1999 Infinity in the 600 block of Northwest Front Street, in Millsap, around 1:30 a.m. this morning.
When deputies made contact with the driver, they observed the passenger to be clenching something in his fist.
The suspect refused to obey deputies’ commands to open his fist or get out of the vehicle. The suspect then revealed a plastic baggie with a white crystal substance, suspected to be methamphetamine. The suspect began pouring the contents of the baggie into his mouth. Deputies immediately moved to the passenger side of the vehicle in an attempt to restrain the suspect and stop him from swallowing the substance, but the vehicle’s driver sped away leading deputies in a high-speed vehicle pursuit.
The suspects fled westbound on FM 3028 reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles-per-hour. The vehicle crossed onto Old Millsap Highway, entering PaloPintoCounty, where deputies followed the suspects heading east on 379. Deputies lost visual contact with the vehicle at FM 1195, about 15 minutes into the pursuit. Sheriff’s deputies conducted an area search and discovered the suspect vehicle upside-down in a ditch at the intersection of Airport Road and FM 1195. Both suspects fled the scene. A search of the area did not reveal either suspect.
An inventory search of the suspect vehicle revealed two additional baggies containing suspected methamphetamine and several items of identifying information which did not belong to either suspect. The vehicle was found not to be registered to either suspect. It was later towed from the crash site.
The case has been filed with the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division, where investigators will pursue evading arrest/detention, fraud use or possession of identifying information and tampering with evidence charges.
The suspect’s identities are not being revealed until the arrests have been made.