Sherman police led on chase after traffic stop

A traffic stop near downtown Sherman ended Thursday afternoon after a chase.

Sherman Police Department spokesperson D.M. Hampton said a 37-year-old man from Denison was driving a truck that a Sherman police officer attempted to stop near a credit union on Lamar Street. The truck appeared to stop, and then took off again. The officer followed.

As the chase wound through downtown area streets officers, reported seeing something thrown from the truck. Officers later recovered what Hampton said appeared to be narcotics. He said the substances will be tested to see if they are actually drugs.

As the chase continued, the truck ran into another vehicle at the intersection of Ricketts and Freeman. Hampton said no one was injured in that wreck, but the truck did suffer damage, including a flat tire. The truck continued until it reached Travis Street where it ran into traffic.

When the truck stopped, the Denison man was taken into custody, as was his passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Snyder Texas. Hampton said the two face drug possession charges as well as evidence tampering charges. The driver, Hampton said, also faces charges of evading arrest and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from the wreck that happened during the chase.