Lt. Jeff Caponera, public information officer for the Anna Police Department, reported that a high-speed pursuit Monday night ended with one arrest.


Caponera said that an officer was monitoring traffic on U.S. Hwy 75 around 9:30 p.m. when a red 4-door Kia sped past him. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver kept going north.


As it neared the FM 455 intersection, the police report stated, the officer saw items being tossed out the passenger-side window. Police recovered those items and Caponera said that it was a gun and drugs which had been tossed out.


The pursuit continued northward with other agencies attempting to help the Anna officer, Caponera said. With speeds in excess of 100 mph, it took less than 20 minutes for the Kia to get to Sherman, where it turned off of U.S. Hwy 75. When it got into the 200 block of Wood Street, the driver stopped and all occupants took off running on foot.


Police were able to get the driver and arrest him on a felony charge of evading arrest with a vehicle, and Caponera said the suspect faces other charges That driver, who has still not been identified, was jailed in the Collin County Jail and police had the Kia towed back to Anna as part of the investigation, which is continuing.