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Two Pearsall men are facing felony charges for possession of narcotics and evading arrest after they attempted to flee from police officers on Saturday, January 7.
Pearsall police say the first incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, when 31-year-old Jorge Reyes was riding his bike near the intersection of Comal Street and Louise Lane. According to the report on the case, Reyes’ bike was not equipped with the required lighting.
It was when officers attempted to approach Reyes that he was seen tossing a clear bag into the grassy area and fleeing on his bicycle.
In his flight attempt, Reyes flipped his bicycle in the grass but was able to begin riding again and pulled out a pocket knife, which he reportedly pointed at the officers.
Reyes then ran to a motel where he works as the maintenance man, according to a statement from a motel employee. Reyes was found in a motel room and was cuffed on a Class A misdemeanor charge for evading arrest.
The arresting officer was able to locate the bag Reyes had thrown and reported that it contained 4.5 grams of methamphetamine. Reyes faces a second-degree felony charge for narcotics possession.
He was transported to the Frio County Jail without further incident.
Later that evening, while on routine patrol near the intersection of Trevino and Comal streets, Pearsall police attempted to effect a traffic stop on a motorcyclist after they saw him driving without lights.
Police say the driver, later identified as 39-year-old Henry Kopszywa, led officers in a brief pursuit down Louise Lane, then drove into a business parking lot before hopping a curb and crashing his motorcycle into a fence at a local hotel.
Kopszywa was transported to Frio Regional Hospital for a medical examination; officers indicate a warrant will be issued for his arrest.