A 29-year-old Dallas man was jailed on four felony charges following a 17-mile vehicle pursuit on Interstate 30 late Friday night.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson reported the chase began when he attempted to stop a Hyundai Sonata with a defective stop lamp at 11:34 p.m. July 31, 2020 on College Street at Industrial Drive. Instead of stopping, the driver began evading the officer with the vehicle.
The officer continued west in pursuit of the gray vehicle along the Interstate 30 service road. During the vehicle pursuit, Robinson alleged seeing the lone occupant drop an item out of the window of the Sonata. An item, believed to be object tossed from the car, was later retrieved. It appeared to be heroin, Robinson alleged in arrest reports.
The vehicle finally stopped on the north I-30 service road near mile marker 109 in Cumby. After being placed into custody, the driver allegedly admitted to dropping something out the window during the pursuit, but claimed it was marijuana, and to seeing the police unit traveling behind him with the lights and siren on the patrol vehicle active, Robinson alleged in arrest reports.
The driver, identified in arrest reports as Israel Monsivais-Silva of Dallas, was taken into custody at 11:54 p.m. July 31 and transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was refused by the jail, then transported to the hospital by EMS, according to arrest reports.
Police located pills believed to be Xanax, which weighed approximately 28.2 grams and marijuana in the vehicle; the suspected heroin weighed 60.4 grams while inventorying the vehicle prior to impound, Robinson alleged in arrest reports.
Monsivais-Silva was booked into Hopkins County jail early Saturday morning, Aug. 1, on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, possession of 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. His bonds totaled $55,000 – $20,000 on one controlled substance charge, $15,000 on the other, and $10,000 each on the evading arrest and tampering with evidence charge, according to jail reports.
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