Cops Use Stop Sticks to End Vehicle Chase Saturday


San Angelo – One man is in custody after a vehicle pursuit Saturday evening in the Southeast side of San Angelo. Forty-year-old Samuel Sutton was taken into custody and is facing multiple felony charges in connection to this incident.

An SAPD patrol officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Dodge Ram pickup after the pickup nearly collided with the officer's patrol unit near the intersection of State Street and Paint Rock Road. The driver of the pickup failed to stop and led officers on an almost 10-minute vehicle pursuit in the Southeast part of town.

An officer with the SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit was able to position himself in front of the pursuit and successfully deploy “Stop Sticks” in front of the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle drove over the “Stop Sticks” and this resulted in the deflation of the vehicle’s front left tire.

Due to the successful “Stop Stick” deployment, the pursuit safely ended near the intersection of Preusser and Emerick Street. As we reported Sunday, Sutton was taken into custody and was charged with the below offenses:


  • Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle.
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.
  • Parole Violation Warrant
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >=1G<4G
  • Possession of Marijuana <2oz


There was no damage to city or private property during the course of this pursuit.

Sutton remains in jail Monday in lieu of $46,000.00 bond.  

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