APD arrest two fugitives after routine traffic stop

APD arrest two fugitives after routine traffic stop

AMARILLO, TX- Amarillo police officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 3500 block of River Road, leading to the arrest of two fugitives.

On Wednesday night at 11:00 p.m. officers spoke to the female driver who advised she didn't have a drivers license with her. APD removed her from the vehicle in order to identify her as well as to search the vehicle because she gave officers consent to.

Two male occupants were also removed from the vehicle and placed in two different patrol cars.

APD began searching the car and came a cross a woman purse with the drivers Texas ID card along with many items of narcotic paraphernalia like syringes, small plastic bags, and digital scales.

Front seat passenger was identified as Gilbert Leo Norton age 38. Neon was found to have an outstanding parole violation warrant for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.

Rear passenger did not have any identification on him but gave officers the name of Jason Castillo.

Officers could not confirm if that was the actual identity of the man, but after an hour of searching him drivers license ID cards through DPS and in the PD database by his tattoos description, they were able to discover his actual identity. His real name is Chauncy Deandre McCoy.

McCoy age of 22 was found to have a total of 10 outstanding warrants for  Randall, Potter, and Hale counties.

Some of these warrants are Assaults causing bodily injury to a family member, Probation Violation with original charge of burglary of habitation, possession of marijuana over 4 ounces, and fail to ID fugitive from justice.

Norton and McCoy were both transported and booked into the Potter County Correction Center for the above charges.

As for the female driver, she was issued citations and released.