Man arrested for allegedly trying to 'outrun' police

Man arrested for allegedly trying to 'outrun' police
Catavion Stinson (Source: Longview PD Facebook page)

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview man who "thought he could outrun the police" is now in custody.

Tuesday, Longview Police Department arrested Catavion Stinson, 23, of Longview. Stinson is charged with state-jail felony evading arrest. The charge was originally a Class A misdemeanor, but it was upgraded to a state jail felony because Stinson had a prior evading conviction on his record.

According to a post on the Longview Police Department's Facebook page, Stinson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for failing to display a front license plate at MLK Blvd and Rayburn Drive around 7:51 p.m. on Tuesday. When the vehicle stopped, Stinson bailed out and ran.

"Our Special Investigative and Apprehension Unit (SIA) consisting of a two-man unit gave chase while the other officer dealt with the two occupants of the car," the Facebook post stated.

Stinson was taken into custody after a two-minute chase into a nearby wooded area. He was arrested for evading arrest with a previous conviction and three outstanding warrants.

No bond amounts have been set for Stinson's charges yet.

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