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Man Behind Bars on Several Charges

Wichita Falls, Texas - A Wichita Falls man who police say led them on a chase that eventually landed him in the hospital, is now behind bars after another chase last night.

Police say 39-year-old David Sheppard, Jr., had warrants stemming from a chase last month that started on Kemp boulevard. Police say they chased Sheppard for about a mile and when it ended, Sheppard swallowed a large amount of methamphetamine. Sheppard was then taken to the hospital for an overdose.

Since he was not arrested at the time, the arrest warrants for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Evading Arrest were still active.

When authorities spotted Sheppard on Monday night around 6 p.m., they attempted to arrest him on those active warrants, and that's when police say he started running. Police did taser him, which was followed by his arrest in the 4600 of Jacksboro Highway.

Sheppard is now in the Wichita County Jail, and has been charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Evading Arrest/Detention, Parole Violation Resist Search/Arrest/Transportation and Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle with Previous Conviction.

Sheppard is currently being held on a $79,500 bond.

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