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.