UPDATED: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:30am
Waco, Tx — A Waco man is charged with possession of methamphetamines in connection to an incident at the end of last year, where he ran from cops after firing off a gun.
Ruben Fajardo was arrested on Tuesday during a traffic stop at 11th Street and Clay. US Marshall's Task Force and Waco PD were able to arrest Fajardo without incident.
Police had a warrant out for Fajardo's arrest early this year. According to Sergeant Patrick Swanton, Waco PD Spokesman, officers were patrolling in the 2600 block of Mildred Street at 2:50 a.m. on December 29 when they noticed a vehicle leaving the area. Fajardo was reportedly the lone occupant in that vehicle, and he "discharged a firearm in the air". Officers then got behind Fajardo's car to stop him, but Fajardo proceeded to lead officers on a chase. Eventually, the officers had to put spikes out on the road to stop Fajardo.
Fajardo then reportedly tried to throw methamphetamines and the gun into the Brazos River, but they hit a guardrail, causing them to bounce back into the roadway. Officers were able to recover both.
Fajardo continues to flee, until he crashed into a telephone pole, causing him to be injured. Fajardo was taken to the hospital for treatment.
While officers worked to get a warrant, Fajardo was discharged from the hospital and hid from police. Officers were unable to locate Fajardo until he was pulled over on February 26.
Fajardo is now charged with possession of methamphetamines. At the time of the incident, Fajardo was on parole for a previous drug charge.