The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

June 9, 2014

Pair of weekend vehicle pursuits lead to arrest of 2


Officers from the Palestine Police Department were involved in two unrelated vehicle pursuits over the weekend, each resulting in the arrest of the driver for the charge of evading with a vehicle.

The first pursuit, which occurred at 2:06 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of E. Crawford St., was initiated when PPD Cpl. Matt Kerr came upon a vehicle which was blocking traffic in the Old Town Palestine area.

The vehicle moved forward, but sideswiped a parked vehicle, leading the officer to initiate a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle sped away and turned northbound into a private driveway near the Ranch House building. Continuing to evade the officer, the driver stopped the vehicle momentarily at the end of the drive and East Lacy Street, before finally yielding at East Lacy and Fowler streets.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver, 31-year-old Omar Salinas, for driving while intoxicated-2nd and evading arrest with a vehicle.

The second vehicular pursuit began at 3:59 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of W. Oak St. at the Clean Scene Car Wash, when a suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Hunter Sheridan, was reported to have threatened to shoot his ex-wife’s parents and then himself if his ex-wife did not come and talk to him in person.

Upon attempting to contact him, the driver evaded officers in a gray Ford Ranger extended cab pickup, leading them on a chase westbound on West Oak Street, onto Tile Factory Road and out Farm to Market Road 1990 before finally wrecking out on Anderson County Road 2140.

PPD Sgt. Gabriel Green, Cpl. Brian Lintner and patrol officers Jason Lewis and Marcos Lara were involved in the pursuit and arrest of the suspect, who attempted to flee into the woods upon wrecking his vehicle.

During the inventory of the vehicle, officers discovered a quantity of methamphetamine and equipment, which resulted in driver being charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance-PG1, 4-200 grams, as well as evading arrest with a vehicle.

Although ammunition was found in the vehicle, no firearm was discovered at the scene.

No one was injured as a result of either pursuit.

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