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March 10, 2010

Pursuit with constable ends in wreck, arrest

MINERAL WELLS — Victor Michael Perkins Jr., 31, of Mineral Wells, was arrested after a brief chase by vehicle and on foot Friday afternoon.

Perkins had warrants for failure to appear for evading, an off-bond warrant for possession a controlled substance, and on a parole violation warrant.

He was also charged with evading arrest in a vehicle.

Precinct 5 Constable Gary Morris said he attempted to stop Perkins’ vehicle on S.W. 16th Street when he took off northbound on S.W. 6th Avenue.

Perkins’ speed reached approximately 75 miles per hour during the short pursuit, according to Morris.

Perkin’s truck wrecked into the loading dock wall at the Mineral Wells ISD District Services Complex, deploying both airbags when he attempted to take the corner too fast at S.W. 9th Street, Morris said.

Perkins then fled on foot around the building where he was stopped by Mineral Wells police, who reportedly threatened to shoot him with Taser before he complied.

According to Index records, Perkins was arrested in January for possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest after Mineral Wells police reportedly shot him with a Taser during a foot pursuit. 

Possible child abuse reported

Mineral Wells police said they notified Child Protective Services and are investigating a report of possible child abuse after a 3-week-old baby was reportedly taken to the Palo Pinto General Hospital Emergency Room Saturday for symptoms consistent with shaken baby syndrome. 

The girl, who was reportedly crying continuously, was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth to be evaluated, according to police.

The mother allegedly told a nurse at the hospital she had shaken the newborn the night before she was taken to taken to the hospital by her babysitters, police said. 

Cook Children’s Hospital reported no identifiable injuries upon initial examination, according to the police report. 

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