A Cabool Police Department officer on patrol Nov. 24 pursued a fleeing vehicle and the man driving it now faces many charges, including a felony drug offense.

Ryan S. Davis, 25, of Route 1, Box 751 in Cabool, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanors of resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, littering, failure to signal, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid license.

A Cabool officer’s report said about 7:50 p.m., a vehicle was observed traveling south on Highway 181 and made two turns without properly signaling. The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over on Cessna Drive, but it accelerated away.

The officer reported following the fleeing vehicle for a few miles before it finally stopped in the road. The officer got out of his patrol car, drew his duty gun, and gave commands to the driver, who complied, according to the report.

The driver was then recognized as Davis, who told the officer he was afraid because he was on probation, didn’t have a driver’s license and knew he wasn’t supposed to have a pellet gun.

The officer reported that during a subsequent investigation, several illegal items were located, including two smoking devices with methamphetamine residue in them, a pellet gun and numerous bullets of three different calibers.

While walking around the vehicle, the officer reportedly noticed an open window on the passenger’s side and then found a container with Davis’ name on it in an adjacent ditch that had 30 lorazepam pills in it.

Davis was taken to the Texas County Jail and is held on $250,000 bond.

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