Man escapes from police after handcuffed and placed in squad car

Bell County Jail
POSTED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:58pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:17pm

A man is facing a felony charge after he escaped from Harker Heights police officers while in the back seat of a squad car.

According to an arrest affidavit, Edwin Piedra, 21, is charged with evading arrest after officers pulled him over for failing to make a proper turn signal and failing to yield to a pedestrian.
A narcotics dog detector alerted officers of a substance at the bottom seam of the passenger door.Officers later  found marijuana cigarettes in the car in the ash tray of the vehicle.

One officer gave chase to look for the passenger who took off running while the other officer handcuffed Piedra and placed in the backseat of a squad car.When officers returned to the squad car they found the car empty.

Police located Piedra driving the original car he was pulled over in on Roy Reynolds Drive. The 21-year-old refused to pull over and ran a red light before stopping at a gas station located  near 1600 block of FM 439.

He is currently being held at Bell County Jail.


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