If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
Police believe 17-year-old had handgun, cocaine, marijuana on Willow Street
A Pearsall teen was arrested after brandishing a handgun and carrying narcotics while fleeing from police along a major thoroughfare in the city on Friday afternoon, February 5.
A report on the case indicates the suspect is a 17-year-old boy.
Police say the teen was among group of males walking along Willow Street on the west side of town shortly before 6 p.m. Friday and that he “was waving a gun in the air.”
Officers were dispatched in response to a complaint and arrived at the intersection of Willow and Leona streets, where the juvenile with the firearm allegedly attempted to flee on foot. A chase ensued, leading officers a distance of three blocks, the report indicated. The suspect ran through residential back yards, scaled fences and attempted to hide behind shrubbery before officers were able to detain him the wooded area of the city’s sports complex.
Arresting officers found the suspect in possession of six bags of cocaine and a bag of marijuana concealed in his front pockets.
The juvenile faces a first-degree felony charge for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance; a Class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana; and a Class A misdemeanor for unlawfully carrying a weapon.
“We are all lucky that the situation ended the way it did,” Police Lt. Michael Guerrero said. “It is sad that these teenagers are out here committing these crimes, but they will face the consequences for their actions.”