On Sunday, August 8, at approximately 05:00 am, an officer with the Police Department observed a Grey Dodge Caravan run the red light at the intersection of Noland Street and Hwy 90 and almost strike another vehicle. The officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the reckless driver.
The vehicle refused to stop and accelerated away from the officer. The officer then activated his siren and engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle. The vehicle continued east bound on Hwy 90 and then turned north on Old US Road. The vehicle then turned east on to Watson Street. The vehicle finally pulled into a residence on Watson Street, where the driver exited the vehicle. The officer also exited his patrol unit and apprehended the driver, who was later identified as Carlos Sanchez of 4731B Watson Street. Based upon the investigation, Mr. Sanchez was charged with the following criminal violations
1. Fleeing and Attempting to Elude an Officer
2. Driving with no valid license
3. Reckless driving
Mr. Sanchez was transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility for booking.