A vehicle pursuit in south Brownwood Saturday night led to the seizure of 81 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of a parolee on multiple charges, sheriff's officials said.
The pursuit ended when the fleeing driver jumped out of his moving pickup in an apartment complex parking lot, a report by deputy Jose Rodriguez states. The pickup then crashed into a parked vehicle, and Rodriquez took Peter Acevedo into custody after a foot pursuit.
Acevedo, 39, was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance over 200 under 400 grams, evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest, possession of marijuana and on a parole warrant, jail records state.
Acevedo's bonds total $165,000.
According to Rodriguez's report:
Rodriguez was observing an apartment complex at 17th and Avenue E at 11:10 p.m. Saturday in regard to possible drug activity. Rodriguez saw a Dodge pickup with no tail lights leave the apartment complex.
Rodriguez stopped the pickup at 15th and Coggin. As Rodriguez walked toward the pickup, the driver, identified as Acevedo, sped away.
Rodriguez began pursuing the Dodge with his patrol vehicle's emergency lights and siren activated. "The vehicle was sliding and driving all over the roadway when making sharp turns on 15th Street due to wet weather road conditions," Rodriguez's report states.
Acevedo turned onto Magnolia, jumped a curb and traveled on Southside Village Apartments property at 2801 Fourth. As the pickup was still in forward motion, Acevedo jumped out and ran.
After Acevedo's pickup hit a parked vehicle, Rodriguez drove past the wreck to pursue Acevedo, then chased him on foot.
Rodriguez met Acevedo in a vacant off Magnolia across the street from the apartment complex. "I commanded Acevedo to get on the ground or he would be tased," Rodriguez's report states.
"Acevedo quickly laid down and placed his hands behind his back."
Acevedo told Rodriguez there was another person in his pickup. Rodriguez and Brownwood officer Ian Baker ran back to the pickup, and Baker noticed a man sitting in the passenger seat, who was released.
Further investigation revealed a zipper bag been thrown out on a curve on Magnolia. Rodriguez located the bag, which contained 81 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, a scale and several small plastic baggies.
The passenger was released.