A 28 year-old Cleveland County resident is being held on a $5000 bond with a lengthy list of charges including: eluding a police officer, obstructing an officer, possessing firearms while committing a felony, possession of CDS, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of stolen property, motor vehicle theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A police affidavit states that Tommy Stevens was driving down Indian Hills overpass northbound on 1-35 on January 5th, 2016 with a paper tag with no expiration date. As the officer attempted to pull Stevens over allegedly the vehicle began accelerating and swerving. As the vehicle exited I35 in Moore on SW19th St, Stevens hit a curb rolling the vehicle on it’s roof, then an individual inside the vehicle kicked the window out and both Stevens and the unidentified suspect took off on foot ignoring police requests to stop. Eventually the officer was able to pull out his taser and taze Stevens but the other suspect got away.
As the officer searched Stevens he found a red shotgun shell and two prescription bottles in his pockets. When the tow truck turned the vehicle over, out of the car fell a shotgun that had been cut to 15 ? inches and the shell that was removed from the shotgun was identical to the one found in Stevens pocket. Also in the car were several small plastic bags, two glass pipes with residue and meth, along with two sets of shoes and JCPenny’s credit cards which were allegedly reported as stolen in two separate cases. The prescriptions found on Stevens were later identified as cyclobenzaprine and hydrocodone and the label on the bottle confirmed stolen at the same time the car was stolen. The vehicle was reportedly left outside to warm when Stevens took the vehicle.