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Police: Multiple Charges for Erratic Driver

Wichita Falls, Texas - On May 9th around 7:30 p.m. Wichita Falls Police Officers were called over near Grant and Avenue Q in reference to a motorcycle that was driving through the area at a high rate of speed.

Officers located the motorcycle occupied by one person stopped on Kell Boulevard. The driver saw the officers and took off at a high rate of speed, and started driving very erratically. The driver pulled into a driveway in the 2700 block of Baltimore and officers initiated a traffic stop.

 
The driver attempted to take off again but couldn't get the motorcycle into gear. The suspect then began kicking his feet to move the motorcycle, and then dropped the bike and took off running.

 While running from officers the suspect dropped a handgun and was then subdued by officers. After a brief struggle the officers were able to get him in custody.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old Matthew Lawrence. Inside the backpack that Lawrence was wearing, officers located 220 grams of methamphetamine.

Lawrence was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Pg 1 Over 200g Under 400g, Evading Arrest/Detention, Unlawfully Carrying A Weapon, Evading Arrest/Detention, Unlawful Possession Of Firearm and Resisting Arrest. Lawrence is currently being held in the Wichita County Jail under a $156,500 bond. 

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