How the Law Caught the Dynamic Duo Who Crashed into the Rodeo Carnival in Stolen Vehicle
SAN ANGELO, TX. – On Saturday night, at approximately 8 p.m. a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle took place around the Fairgrounds and ended with a crash.
According to court documents, two people, April Gomez, 24, and Demetrius Sewell, 19, were arrested after the vehicle the two occupied crashed into several fences and a few cars. The suspects crashed a stolen maroon 2006 Honda Pilot into a fence on the 100 block of Estate Drive property where the female, Gomez, entered without consent of the owners and tried to hide from police, but was later found.
Above: Sheriff Chases Vehicle, Suspects onto Rodeo Fairgrounds. (LIVE! Photo/John Basquez)
Meanwhile, the other occupant of the Honda, Sewell, ran on foot. He was described by officers as a male subject with a shaved head wearing a black baseball type cap, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and shoes that were black, blue, and white, according to court documents.
Sewell was observed at 8:15 p.m. on Lawndale Drive and then on Mimosa Drive at about 8:17 p.m.
The Investigating deputy, Deputy L. Smith, was approached during the investigation by a resident on Lawndale Drive. The resident, a man, complained that his daughter-in-law had just had a run-in with a man who matched that description. He said the male subject ran aggressively at his daughter-in-law and she was screaming for him to retrieve a firearm.
It was on Estate and Mimosa Drive that Sergeant J. Corbell attempted to locate Sewell but Sewell continued to try to evade arrest.
San Angelo police eventually found Sewell at Gate #3 at the Fair Grounds, where he was out of breath and not wearing any clothing to protect him. When he was finally arrested at 8:25 p.m., police reported the temperatures in the mid-30s F.
During the investigation of the vehicle, a backpack that belonged to April Gomez was discovered. Inside the backpack police discovered syringes and a dark brown substance that was identified as Methamphetamine.
Subsequently, April Gomez was charged with Criminal Trespassing Habitation, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle x 2, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Controlled Substance.
Demetrius Sewell was charged with two counts of Evading Arrest, and Unauthorized Use of Vehicle.