Police use taser on suspicious man after short footchase

A man in Natalia was arrested after being found to be in possession of approximately 7 grams of methamphetamine.

A caller reported a suspicious man was seen with a flashlight possibly looking into yards in the area of 6th St and Palfrey last Sunday, July 15 around 1:53 am. Natalia PD officers responded to the scene and located the suspect with a flashlight pointed at the ground.
“The officer called to the man, asking if he needed any help, and the man took off running, refusing to stop,” said Natalia Police Chief Gilbert Rodriguez. “The officer deployed his taser, and took control of the suspect. The officer noticed the man was reaching for his waistline as he was running, and in a search he found a round plastic cylinder containing plastic bags and a controlled substance, which turned out to be approximately 7 grams of meth.”
The male subject was arrested and taken to Medina County Jail.
“He was charged with possession of a controlled substance which is a second degree felony and is punishable by 2-20 years and up to a $10,000 fine,” Chief Rodriguez adds. “While in route to the jail it was discovered that the suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Medina County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a controlled substance.”