Police catch alleged robber after short chase

Police catch alleged robber after short chase

POSTED: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 3:29pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 3:36pm

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Tyler Police Officers were searching for a vehicle involved in an overnight robbery. Officers had received information from citizens that a white Mercury Marquis was driving erratically in north Tyler. Officers were unable to locate it.

Around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon City of Tyler Code Enforcement Officers located a white Mercury Marquis driving backwards down a street. A Tyler Police Officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it evaded the Officer. A short time later, another Tyler Police Officer saw a white Mercury Marquis in the same area. The Officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle would not stop. After a short pursuit, the lone Black Male occupant got out of the vehicle and ran. Officers were able to catch him after a short foot pursuit. Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, and a bag of marijuana was located on the path taken by the fleeing suspect as he was attempting to get rid of it.

Officers arrested Justin Bush a B/M DOB: 06-16-1991 for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Evading Detention. After further investigation it was determined that this Mercury Marquis is not the same one involved in the overnight robbery.

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