Palestine Police stop 2 drivers who try to evade arrest

Palestine Police stop 2 drivers who try to evade arrest
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 7:11pm

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 Evading With Vehicle.

The first pursuit, which occurred on June 7th, at 2 a.m.  in the 300 block of east Crawford, when a patrol officer found a vehicle blocking traffic on the road.

The vehicle started moving forward, then sideswiped a parked vehicle.

The officer then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, at which time the vehicle sped away and turned into private driveway.

The vehicle then continued to evade stopping momentarily at the end of the drive and east Lacy. The vehicle finally yielded at east Lacy and Fowler.

An investigation also resulted in the arrest of the driver, identified as Omar Salinas, 31. He was charged with his second DWI.

The second vehicular pursuit was initiated on June 8th at almost 4 p.m. in the 3400 block of west Oak at the Clean Scene Car Wash.

Hunter Sheridan, 30, was reported as having threatened to shoot his ex-wife’s parents and then himself, if she did not come and talk to him in person.

Police attempted to contact Sheridan, who then evaded officers and drove, west on Oak.

Authorities pursued Sheridan for several miles until he finally wrecked his vehicle on CR 2140.

Several officers 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 also discovered a quantity of Methamphetamine and paraphernalia, which resulted in driver being additionally charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

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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