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After failed run from cops, Longview man held under $94k bonds

By Staff Reports
Sept. 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

 Tyrone Melvin Garner (Gregg County Jail photo)

A Longview man was arrested after a short foot pursuit by Longview police on Friday afternoon.

Tyrone Melvin Garner, 39, was found to in possession of 87.5 grams of methamphetamine among other drugs, police said.

According to a probable cause warrant for arrest, Garner, 39, was stopped because of expired registration and ran from police carrying a backpack with a large quantity of narcotics. He gave officers a false name and date of birth. Because there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest, the new charges were being enhanced to fail to identify as a fugitive, unlawful possession of a firearm, which is a felony, and possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams.

Police charged Garner with seven charges including these two felonies and other charges including unlawful possession of a firearm.

He remained Monday in the Gregg County Jail, where he was being held under bonds totaling $94,000.

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