Man Arrested after Foot Pursuit

LIBERTY July 8, 2015 – On Wenesday while on patrol on FM 2684, the South Liberty Oilfield Road, Officer Gonsalves noticed a man ahead of him walking in a lane of traffic.

Officer Gonsalves tuned on his lights and the man continued walking. He then tried his siren to get the man to stop.

The man came to a stop on the grassy shoulder and then turned sideways.

He started walking toward the patrol vehicle and Officer Gonslaves saw the man toss a small box onto the ground.

Once at the patrol vehicle the man started to walk off and Officer Gonsalves told him to get back to the car.

The man identified as Robert Dale Vaughn of Dayton ran off toward the woods on the side of the road. As he gets to the ditch he slips and falls into the standing water.

Officer Gonsalves had called a pursuit on his radio and other officers began to arrive.

Vaughn was placed in the patrol car.

Found in the box was over one gram of methamphetamine and a zipper pouch was found on the ground near the box. The pouch contained drug paraphernalia.

Vaughn was arrested and transported to the Liberty County Jail.


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