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Pair of vehicle pursuits over weekend result in arrests

PALESTINE, June 9, 2014-- 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 2:06 a.m., in the 300 Blk. of E. Crawford, was initiated when Cpl. Matt Kerr, while on patrol, came upon a vehicle which was blocking traffic in the area. The vehicle moved forward, but sideswiped a parked vehicle. The officer then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, at which time the vehicle accelerated away and turned Northbound into private driveway, near the Ranch House building.

The vehicle then continued to evade stopping momentarily at the end of the drive and E. Lacy. The vehicle finally yielded at E. Lacy @ Fowler.  An investigation also resulted in the arrest of the driver, identified as Omar Salinas, 31, for DWI 2nd.

The second vehicular pursuit was initiated on June 8, at 3:59 p.m., in the 3400 block of W. Oak, at the Clean Scene Car Wash, when a suspect later identified as Hunter Sheridan, 30, was reported. Amy Sheridan contacted PD Dispatch, and advised that she feared that her ex-husband was en-route to her parents’ house in Anderson County and would do something out there. 

Upon attempting to contact him, the driver evaded in a Gray Ford Extended Cab Ranger PU, Westbound on W. Oak, onto Tile Factory, out FM 1990, and finally wrecking out on ACR 2140. Sgt. Gabriel Green, Cpl. Brian Lintner, Ptl. Jason Lewis, and Ptl. 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 also discovered a quantity of Methamphetamine and equipment, which resulted in driver being additionally charged with Manufacture, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, 4 – 200 grams.

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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