EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Late Wednesday afternoon, deputies say a brief chase ended with a man crashing his car on Franklin Street.
At 4:13 p.m., the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy started a pursuit in the area of W Virginia and 2nd Avenue. Less than 15 seconds later, authorities tell us the vehicle chase ended with a wreck on Franklin.
According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect crashed into a light pole and a building before getting out and running from law enforcement officers on foot. A sheriff sergeant says the man, later identified as 36-year-old Carlos Alberto Gamboa, was apprehended by a County K9 officer.
After being taken into custody, deputies say they found about 39 grams of suspected heroin, around 2.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and approximately 16 Alprazolam pills.
Deputies say the man was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries before being booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail. He was taken into custody on two outstanding warrants and will be facing several new charges.