Two Shelby County residents face felony charges after leading law enforcement officers on a pursuit Monday night.
Levon Christoper Landers, 30, and Terrence Deshon Williams, 29, both of Center, were jailed on multiple charges.
Landers was charged with first- and second-degree felonies for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a state jail felony for possession of marijuana. He was also jailed on two warrants, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s office. The arrest affidavit filed against him shows the warrants were for driving while license invalid and a motion to revoke probation.
Williams was booked on first and second degree felonies for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, state-jail felonies for possession of marijuana and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and a third-degree felony for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Landers bond was set at $80,000 for the charges. Williams’ bond was set at $100,000, according to the affidavits filed against the men.
The affidavits indicate that Nacogdoches police officers pulled over Landers in the 2300 block of SE Stallings Drive, and were talking to him outside of the vehicle when the passenger, presumably Williams, climbed from the passenger seat into the driver’s seat and drove off.
“During a pursuit of the vehicle, the occupant was throwing contraband from the vehicle,” according to the affidavits.
Deputies got involved at the request of police officer, according to daily activity logs that indicate the pursuit began around 10:25 p.m. The affidavits filed against Williams and Landers show there were arrested just before midnight.
The pursuit began near the intersection of Stallings Drive and FM 1638 and ended about five miles east of Nacogdoches on state Hwy. 7 E.
Officers collected marijuana and methamphetamine from the side of the road, and “vape cartridges” were found in the vehicle.
Both men were still jailed Tuesday afternoon.