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Vehicle pursuit leads to drug arrest

PALESTINE, JANUARY 3, 2018 -- On December 29, Palestine Police Sgt. Matthew Kerr attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Cadillac on West Spring Street near Upper Lake Road.

After Sgt. Kerr activated his emergency lights and siren, the vehicle accelerated, eventually traveling west on FM 320. During the pursuit, the driver was seen throwing a substance out of the driver’s window. Officers pursued the vehicle for approximately 7.5 miles, ending with the vehicle stopping at the Lone Pine Baptist Church.

The driver, identified as Charles Goree, 64, of Palestine, was taken into custody without further incident. Officers were able to recover approximately 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine that was thrown out during the pursuit.

Goree was booked into the Anderson County Jail on the charges of Evading Arrest/Detention with Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 4 grams to 200 grams and Tampering with Evidence with bonds totaling $17,500.

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