Driver attempts to elude police; arrested on several charges

January 17, 2014

Altus Police attempted to stop a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m. this morning on a traffic violation. A short vehicle pursuit began before the vehicle finally stopped in the 700 block of East Liveoak.

The driver, Joey Esquivel, 35, was arrested on complaints of Attempting to Elude, Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Firearm after a Felony Conviction.

According to Police Chief Tim Murphy, three other occupants in the vehicle were questioned and later released.

The firearm, which was reported stolen by Wichita Falls, Texas police, was recovered from the vehicle. No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the pursuit.