One man yelled he wasn’t going to jail as he reached for a Brownwood officer’s sidearm as he struggled with the officer.
    In an unrelated case, another man drove backward away from a deputy before saying he didn’t understand why he was going to jail, because he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs. The man does, however, allegedly huff.
    Both incidents happened Sunday.
     Sam Lockhart, 40, of Brownwood, of Brownwood, was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of evading arrest, resisting arrest and failure to appear for possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana, jail records state.
     Richard Ray Jr., 44, of Early, was booked on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle, DWI and possessing or using an inhalant.

Lockhart arrest
    Wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, Samuel Lockhart progressed from his location inside a Dumpster to an 80-yard dash as a police officer chased him.
    According to a police report:
    An officer was dispatched at 10:53 a.m. Sunday to the Lion Power Car Wash, 1720 Indian Creek, on a report of a “suspicious subject in a Dumpster.”
    The officer spoke with the man, identified as Lockhart, who was in the Dumpster with multiple coins in his hands. The man sweated profusely and made erratic movements — signs consistent with methamphetamine use, the officer’s report states.
    The officer learned Lockhart had a warrant and told him he was being arrested. Lockhart allegedly ran away, and the officer caught him about 80 yards later.
    During a struggle, Lockhart allegedly grabbed the lower part of the officer’s holster. The officer pressed Lockhart’s head down until a backup officer could arrive.
    Once Lockhart heard an approaching siren, Lockhart “started to press and push against me more violently,” the officer’s report states.
    The backup officer arrived, and the two got Lockhart into custody.

Ray arrest
    Deputy Terry Sliter checked on a motorist on FM 3100 after concerned citizen thought the man was intoxicated. As Sliter approached the motorist’s pickup, the motorist, identified as Ray, put the truck in reverse and backed away.
    Sliter could see that the man had slow reaction and his eyes seemed only half open. Officers from a total of three agencies pursued Ray and got his vehicle stopped in the 100 block of Longhorn Drive.
    Ray showed intoxicated behavior, and Sliter saw a can of carburetor and choke cleaner in the driver’s seat area. Ray told Sliter he was unable to perform a field sobriety test and gave consent for a blood draw at Brownwood Regional Medical Cenger