NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man wound up in jail on felony and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly tried to run from a deputy for the Precinct 4 constable's office who tried to make a traffic stop on his vehicle near Melrose Wednesday night.
Christopher Sheffield, 28, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a first-degree felony charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams, a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge, and a Class B evading arrest charge. No bail has been set at this time.
Pct. 4 Constable David Stone said his deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on Sheffield along Highway 21 near Melrose at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday. When the deputy constable stopped Sheffield, the man tried to flee on foot. Stone said that Sheffield struggled when the deputy constable tried to take him into custody.
The deputy constable allegedly found 18 grams of methamphetamine on Sheffield. When authorities searched Sheffield's home Thursday morning, they allegedly seized 8 grams of meth, cash, pills, and drug paraphernalia. They also recovered a laptop computer that had been stolen from Angelina County.
Stone said the meth seized Wednesday and Thursday has a total street value of more than $3,000.
Additional charges against Sheffield could be pending.