A man faces evading arrest and drug charges after he topped 100 mph trying to get away from the long arm of the law.
The fugitive, Chad William Turner, 43, is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment and possession of drugs. He will face hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on March 15.
Turner faces the charges after he allegedly blew past Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Myers on Beersheba Highway as the lawman was on routine patrol.
“He passed me at a high rate of speed, approximately over 100 mph in a 45 mph speed zone,” Myers recalled, noting the suspect sped south on Beersheba Highway and took a left onto Hills Creek Road at Irving College.
The suspect then turned his Chevy S-10 pickup onto Turner’s Bend Road before thinking better of his maneuver.
“The vehicle made an abrupt turn and tried to go back the direction he had come from,” Myers said, adding he was able to stop the vehicle at that point.
The deputy figured out why Turner had taken his short jaunt onto Turner’s Bend.
“I found a blue pill bottle on the ground near the suspect’s truck on the edge of the roadway where he had turned around,” Myers said, adding there were marks from where Turner’s wheels had spun right next to where he found the pill bottle.
The bottle contained 2.4 grams of meth, along with Alprazolam and Xanax pills.