A 40-year-old Carrollton man allegedly attempted to pass a forged check, at a South Broadway Street bank during the noon hour Feb. 25. He then allegedly compounded his troubles by taking off running when police arrived and called for him to stop just inside the bank.
After a short chase, Christopher Andrew Stachel was taken to the ground and arrested. He was suspected to be impaired from methamphetamine; a pipe of the kind used to smoke meth was found in his jacket pocket, Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes noted in arrest reports.
Stachel was checked at the hospital for a scrape on his head, then transported to jail. He then agreed to talk to officers and admitted to trying to pass a check for more than $6,000. Consequently, the Carrollton man was jailed for public intoxication; evading arrest, search or transport; possession of drug paraphernalia; and forgery by passing, according to arrest reports.
Stachel remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, Feb. 26, on all four charges, according to jail reports.
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