A 28-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday evening after he threw cocaine from his car while driving to jail during a pursuit with San Angelo Police.
Yesterday evening, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division observed wanted suspect Michael Deshaun Harris operating a black Dodge Charger near the 500 block of W. 17th Street.
The Detectives attempted to apprehend Harris but Harris fled the area in his vehicle and a pursuit ensued.
During the pursuit, Harris drove with his driver’s door open and he was observed discarding items into the roadway. Units from the Patrol Division responded and took over the pursuit while Street Crimes Detectives collected the discarded evidence, which field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.
At some point during the pursuit, Street Crimes Detectives learned Harris called his mother, 54-year-old Detra Green Reed, and informed her he was driving to the jail.
The information was relayed to the Patrol units and pursuing Officers followed Harris as he fled west along Loop 306, north on Glenna, and south on Bryant Blvd towards the jail.
The pursuit ended after Harris stopped his vehicle in the jail’s Sally port. Harris was taken into custody without further incident.
As a result of the field investigation, Detectives located and seized approximately 12 grams of suspected cocaine.
Harris was escorted into the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention in a Vehicle.
A Search Warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, was executed at the Harris’s residence in the 500 block of W. 17th. Subsequent to the search, Detectives located Reed and a small amount of suspected cocaine. Reed was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1.
This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Police issued a total of one hundred forty-two (142) citations during the operation. Breakdown for citations:
Speeding: 90 (Highest speed 98 MPH)
Driving While License Invalid: 3
Other/Misc. Violations: 23
No Insurance: 5
As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit. Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an apparent accidental shooting of a teenage boy on Upton Street Thursday evening.
Just before 7:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Upton Street for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Officers administered first aid to the victim until Fire Department Medics arrived. The victim was then transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Subsequent to the field investigation, Police learned the victim and two 15-year-old male friends were at the residence playing with a firearm when it discharged and struck the victim. No one else was injured.
The juvenile who shot the victim was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning. Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.
Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator for this case.
San Angelo Police Department negotiators peacefully resolved an incident involving a man on the ledge of the Pulliam Street exit near the 1200 block of North Loop 306 this morning.
Just after 11:00 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an initial phone call regarding an unknown problem on the loop. The caller advised a man was on the Pulliam exit overpass, possibly with a knife. Shortly thereafter, dispatch received additional calls from citizens reporting the same information.
Initial responding Officers made contact with the man, who was visibly distressed. Although armed with a knife, the man never displayed it towards the Officers in a threatening manner.
Police Department Negotiators arrived and began communicating with the 35-year-old man, who eventually went willingly with Officers to a nearby hospital. No one was injured during the incident. Negotiations took over an hour.
Officials blocked traffic in the area throughout the incident and alerted the public to avoid the area via Nixle alert.
A San Angelo teen has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred last night at the River Pointe Apartments located in the 1000 block of Benedict Road.
Police were dispatched to Shannon Hospital just before 10:00 p.m. for the report of a stabbing victim. Officers arrived and located a 22-year-old San Angelo man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The man was reportedly dropped off at the ER by private vehicle.
Officers located the crime scene at the River Pointe Apartments and the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded. Further investigation revealed the victim was assaulted following an altercation with another occupant.
The suspect, Stvaugn McPherson, left the scene after the assault but was later located by Police at a residence in the 200 block of W. 9th Street. McPherson was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning. Following his interview, McPherson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.
The victim is reported to be in stable condition. This is an active investigation and no other details are available for release.