Lufkin PD: Felon who fled traffic stop, resisted arrest had pistol in vehicle

Lufkin PD: Felon who fled traffic stop, resisted arrest had pistol in vehicle
Pictured is Renia Marshall after her 2016 arrest. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Pictured is Renia Marshall after her 2016 arrest. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 39-year-old woman, a convicted felon, late Friday night after she allegedly ran from a traffic stop, led authorities on a short chase, and then resisted arrest.

They also found a .380 Smith and Wesson semiautomatic pistol in her car.

Renia Lanora Marshall, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony evading arrest with a vehicle or serious bodily injury with a previous conviction charge, a third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge, a state-jail felony motion to revoke probation for endangering a child charge, a Class A misdemeanor failure to identify as a fugitive charge, a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge, and three Class C misdemeanor traffic charges.

Collectively, Marshall's bail amount was set at $14,500.

According to the narrative of the police report, a Lufkin PD officer spotted a black Jeep Wrangler driving without headlights in the 800 block of North Timberland Drive at about 9:55 p.m. Friday. The officer tried to make a traffic stop on the Jeep after it turned on to Abney Ave., and the driver didn't stop when the officer turned her lights on, the narrative stated.

The driver of the Jeep, who was later identified as Marshall, then allegedly kept going after the officer turned on his siren and headed north on Sayers Street. She then turned west on Hoo Hoo Street and came to a stop in a driveway, the narrative stated.

Marshall got out of her car immediately, and the LPD officer ordered her to show her hands, the narrative stated. At that point, Marshall started walking away from the officer.

When the LPD officer grabbed Marshall and put her hands behind her back, Marshall allegedly started resisting by turning away from the officer and refusing to keep her hands behind her back.

After Marshall tried to walk away again, the LPD officer forced her against the front of the Jeep and started to cuff her, the narrative stated. Marshall allegedly wrenched one arm free and tried to turn around. After the officer forced Marshall to her knees, another Lufkin PD officer arrived on the scene to help, and Marshall was forced to lie on her stomach, the narrative stated.

Once Marshall was in custody, the Lufkin PD officers searched the Jeep and found a Texas ID for a different name, and the photo on it did not look like Marshall, the narrative stated. When the officer asked Marshall what her name was, she allegedly gave them the name on the ID. At a question about her date of birth, she nodded her head toward the ID and said all the information was on there, the narrative stated.

The search of the Jeep also turned up a Smith and Wesson Model 380 pistol with a holster and a magazine loaded with six rounds of ammunition on the center console of the vehicle, the narrative stated.

Further investigation revealed that Marshall had been convicted of evading arrest with a vehicle and endangering a child by criminal negligence on April 27, 2017, the narrative stated. In addition, dispatch told the officers that Marshall had an outstanding felony warrant out of Nacogdoches County for endangering a child. As a result, the evading arrest charge was upgraded to a third-degree felony, the narrative stated.

When authorities searched Marshall and her vehicle, they found drugs in the car and on her person, the report stated. They also found that Marshall had a small child in the vehicle with them.

Marshall was arrested at the scene and taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail.

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