TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Tyler Police Department:
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Tyler Police Officers were searching for a vehicle involved in an overnight robbery. Officers had received information from citizens that a white Mercury Marquis was driving erratically in north Tyler. Officers were unable to locate it.
Around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon City of Tyler Code Enforcement Officers located a white Mercury Marquis driving backwards down a street. A Tyler Police Officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it evaded the Officer. A short time later, another Tyler Police Officer saw a white Mercury Marquis in the same area. The Officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle would not stop. After a short pursuit, the lone Black Male occupant got out of the vehicle and ran. Officers were able to catch him after a short foot pursuit. Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, and a bag of marijuana was located on the path taken by the fleeing suspect as he was attempting to get rid of it.