At approximately 11:54 p.m., on Wednesday Terrell Police observed a silver passenger vehicle turn sharply onto the 200 block of East Grove from South Virginia St.
“The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and it did not have a Texas license plate mounted on the front of the vehicle as required by law,” according to Capt. A.D. Sansom.
The vehicle was stopped in 600 block of West Grove on traffic violations. The driver was identified as Corneilius Bell, 19 of Terrell, Sansom said.
The arresting officer described Bell as acting and appearing very nervous. A second officer was requested at the stop site.
“Bell was asked if there were any drugs or weapons in the vehicle and he denied,” he said. “He refused to give consent for a search.”
As the officer was running the check, Bell fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. Bell was shown to be a wanted person out of Terrell Police Department for fail to maintain financial responsibility, a misdemeanor warrant.
“The officers pursued and the suspect was seen throwing many items out of the window as he continued to evade police,” Sansom said. “He finally stopped and gave up on Ann Street and he was arrested without incident.”
Other officers began to search Grove Street for the objects thrown from the vehicle and found several individually wrapped plastic baggies in and along the pursuit path of 700 block of West Grove.
“Upon recovery, these bags contained suspected marijuana,” Sansom said. “No drugs were located in the vehicle as it seems Bell had thrown it all out falsely believing he would not be charged with the drugs.”
He said no weapons were recovered.
In total, 13pre-wrapped baggies containing suspected marijuana individually wrapped for sale were recovered with a total gross weight of 13.3g.
Bell was charged with evading arrest/detention with motor vehicle, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, delivery of marijuana greater than 0.25 ounc and less than 1 pound and issued an "In custody" citation for no valid driver’s license.
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