Borger man ditches car & clothes in attempt to evade authorities
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:53:20 GMT —
A Borger man was caught driving a stolen vehicle and attempted to evade police by eventually ditching car and clothes.
On Aug. 6 just after 2:30 p.m., APD COPPS officers observed a vehicle with a ficticious tag number.
Officers observed a male driving a Chevy Cruz; however, the tag number indicated the vehicle should have been a two-door Pontiac.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on the Chevy, howver the driver sped off and eluded the officer.
Due to the traffic conditions, officers did not pursue the vehicle.
A broadcast was put out to all units in the area.
Officers located the male hiding behind a nearby apartment complex. The male was identified as Joshua Wayne Simmons, 31, of Borger.
Officers began checking the area where the male was seen running from, and located the Chevy Cruz -- still running and abandoned at a residence in the 3500 block of Filmore.
The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen out of Borger. Officers also located discarded clothing near the car -- the clothes that the driver was seen wearing at the time.
Simmons was positively identified by the original officer. He was found to have two outstanding bond surrender warrants, one for theft of material and one for possession of a controlled substance.
Simmons was booked into the Randall County Jail on the bond surrender warrants, evading arrest/detention in a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and two local municpal court warrants.