Temple: Report Of Fight Leads to Chase, Drug Arrest

A report of a fight in Temple led to a short chase and a drug arrest.

Derek Keith Jackson (Jail photo)

TEMPLE (January 13, 2014) Derek Keith Jackson, 28, of Temple was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of marijuana over 4 ounces, but under 5 pounds after a report of a fight that led to a short chase and a drug arrest, police said Monday.

Officers responded to the fight at around 2:15 P.M. Friday in the 1500 block of West Avenue K.

One of the officers dispatched to the scene spotted a vehicle matching the description of one involved in the incident and attempted to pull it over, but the driver sped off, police said.

The man at the wheel abandoned the car after trying unsuccessfully to elude the officer and tried to run, but was quickly captured, police said.

Officers found a suspected dangerous drug in the vehicle and recovered more than four ounces of marijuana and a loaded semiautomatic handgun during the arrest, police said.

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