DPS: Lufkin man led troopers on short chase, found in possession of drugs

DPS: Lufkin man led troopers on short chase, found in possession of drugs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - DPS troopers arrested a 45-year-old Lufkin man on a laundry list of felony and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly led authorities on a short chase and was found with drugs in his car late Saturday night.

Jerry Lee Buchleiter is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a state-jail felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge, a state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram charge, a Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces charge, a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge, a felony capias warrant for evading arrest with a vehicle, four misdemeanor traffic charges, and five capias warrants for misdemeanor charges.

Collectively, Buchleiter's bail has been set at $6,295 for some of the charges. No bail has been set for his felony charges.

According to a press release, Angelina County-based Texas Department of Public Safety troopers tried to stop a 1996 Chevrolet passenger car on Loop 287 near the intersection of FM 58 at about 11:10 a.m. The driver of the car tried to get away from the trooper and headed onto Harmony Hill Drive, where he slowed down and allowed someone to exit the vehicle.

At that point, the driver again evaded the trooper. He was eventually stopped in a parking lot near Tulane Drive. The troopers identified him as Buchleiter, the press release stated.

Buchleiter was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana and a controlled substance "in Penalty Group 1."

Buchleiter also had multiple warrants out of Angelina County and the City of Lufkin, the press release stated.

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