Texas Tech Softball News
Multiple charges were filed against two people after one of them is accused of shooting at Lubbock police Sunday afternoon in an incident that ended at the Texas Tech softball fields.
Jonathan Eric Herrera, 28, was charged with attempted capital murder, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, evading on foot, possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, fraudulent possession of identifying information, possession of criminal instruments, failure to identify and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Lubbock police news release.
The records at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office also show Herrera was chaged with unlawful use of a criminal instrument, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and disorderly conduct with a firearm.
Melissa Cortez, 26, was charged with tampering with evidence, evading on foot, possession of marijuana and misdemeanor warrants. The records at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office also show Cortez was charged with two counts of failure to display driver’s license, two counts of no evidence of insurance and endangering a child.
Police were called at 4:31 p.m. on Sunday about a stolen vehicle that was located by the victim, who was following the 1985 GMC Sierra pick-up truck.
Two suspects, a male and female, fled on foot in the 3400 block of the Marsha Sharp Freeway, where the vehicle was broken down.
As officers approached, police said, the suspects ran up the embankment toward the Texas Tech softball fields.
Two officers gave chase, one on foot and the other in his police vehicle. When the suspects got to the top of the embankment, the male suspect pointed a handgun at the officers, fired several shots, and continued running.
Neither officer was hit.
The male suspect dropped the weapon as he ran, but officers took him into custody in one of the softball fields. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center, where they remained late Monday.