A Plainview resident was apprehended last week for intentionally crashing his car into a police car and then attempting to flee the scene on foot.
David Flores-Sanchez, a 25-year-old man from Plainview, was pulled over by the Plainview Police Department in a Lexus sedan on April 28 at 11 a.m. The incident occurred at the 1600 block of Oakland.
After refusing to stop, Flores-Sanchez performed a dangerous U-turn and intentionally hit a police vehicle before fleeing the scene. A short foot pursuit ensued, but officers were able to apprehend him. The vehicle sustained major damage and the office reported minor injuries from the collision.
Police discovered 15 ounces of marijuana, 35 THC cartridges, a semi-automatic 9mm pistol, and a potentially stolen license plate in Flores-Sanchez's possession during their investigation. When being arrested, he also resisted the law enforcement officer, resulting in a brief confrontation.
He now faces multiple charges, including a felony for aggravated assault on a public servant. He also attempted to take an officer's weapon, possessed a controlled substance, unlawfully carried a weapon, evading arrest in a vehicle, resisted arrest by fighting with the officer, intentionally damaged a squad car, and possessed marijuana.
Police also discovered multiple arrest warrants for Flores-Sanchez, including charges for evading arrest with a vehicle, tampering with physical evidence, possession of controlled substances, delivering marijuana, and another for evading arrest.
Flores-Sanchez has been taken into custody and is being held at Hale County Jail. The investigation into the case is ongoing. Stay tuned for further updates.