On 02-08-15, at approx 11:32pm, WFPD Patrol Officers located a confirmed stolen vehicle travelling on Brook. Officers were able to catch up to the vehicle on Harrison between 10th and 11th Streets where they tried to affect a traffic stop by activating their overhead lights. The vehicle accelerated and ran the stop sign at 11th and Harrison and would not stop. A brief pursuit ensued through parts of the Country Club Area and MSU. The driver then turned onto Eureka Circle, jumped a curb, and bailed out on foot. Other responding officers chased the suspect and were able to take him into custody.
The driver was identified as James Preston Howell Jr. He was arrested for Theft under $1,500.00 with two or more convictions, Evading Arrest (vehicle), Evading Arrest (foot), Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz., and a Parole Violation Warrant.
A passenger in the vehicle identified as Monica Auld was arrested for a Violation of Probation Possession Controlled Substance Warrant and two fresh counts of Possession of a Dangerous Drug.
Both are currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.