A Rhome man remains jailed after leading investigators on a high speed chase March 3 near Aurora.
Wise County Sheriff David Walker said investigators Chad Lanier and Mike Neagle were working a burglary case near Newark when they noticed a motorcycle drive by and then speed away on Farm Road 718. The motorcycle was then seen behind someone’s house, and the homeowner said no one should be there.
The officers then attempted to stop the motorcycle operator, later identified as Calvin Charles Jones, 32, of Rhome, but he continued northbound on Farm Road 718. Jones was clocked at over 90 miles per hour.
After passing a pickup, Jones was seen discarding a couple of items.
“The officers observed him reach in his pants and toss a black case,” Walker said. “Sgt. Lanier notified dispatch of the location. They continued to pursue and went around the big curve. The driver reached into the back of his pants, and he tossed a pistol, which slid down the shoulder of the road and went under their vehicle.”
Jones stopped at FM 718 and Green Oaks Road, where Lanier took Jones into custody. Neagle was able to find both the black bag and the pistol that Jones had thrown from the motorcycle. Walker said the officers found what appeared to be methamphetamine and a digital scale.
Jones was arrested on two counts of tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance 4-200 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and a warrant for bond insufficient related to a burglary of a habitation charge.
He remained in the Wise County Jail Tuesday with total bond set at $300,000.