Man Arrested After Car Chase through Santa Rita Neighborhood
Cornielus T. Cormier of San Angelo was arrested Wednesday evening following a brief car and foot chase that ended at a residence in the 1200 block of S. Bryant Blvd.
At approximately 6:18 on August 27, 2014, a San Angelo Police Patrol Officer observed a 2009 Dodge Caliber speeding northbound in the 1100 block of S. Koengheim Street. Officer R. Spearman attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver refused to comply and a vehicle pursuit ensued through the adjoining Santa Rita neighborhood.
During the pursuit, the driver ran through several stop signs while reaching speeds in upwards of 65 mph. Officer Spearman briefly lost sight of the vehicle but soon located it, abandoned in the parking lot of the Cross Keys Apartments, 1222 S. Bryant Blvd.
Police quickly established a perimeter that stretched several blocks, requesting the help of additional officers and the San Angelo Police Department’s K-9 Unit. During the search, one witness told police they observed the suspect run from the vehicle after it came to an abrupt stop. Other witnesses told police they saw a man running into the backyard of a residence in the 1200 block of S. Abe Street.
Police surrounded the residence and made contact with the property owner, who was inside at the time of the incident. A brief time later, Cormier exited the residence and surrendered to police. He was taken into custody without incident. Police believe Cormier may have fled because he was wanted for several outstanding arrest warrants.
Cormier was charged with Felony Evading Arrest Detention in a Vehicle, a Felony Arrest Warrant for Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent to Cause Bodily Injury, and three City Warrants. Cormier was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
No one was injured during the pursuit.