High speed pursuit through city ends in arrest

December 11, 2013 • Local News


Pecos Valley Communications dispatched authorities, around 1 a.m. Wednesday, after receiving calls about a suspicious vehicle and an attempted burglary at a restaurant located near [auth] the intersection of Southeast Main and Poe Street.

Shane C. Mann, 26, fled in a vehicle, resulting in a high speed chase, which took deputies of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and officers of the Roswell Police Department, through Roswell on Garden Avenue to Mescalero Street and out to Union Avenue.

According to the criminal complaint, the speeds exceeded 100 mph. At one point, Mann’s vehicle reached 105 mph. The chase continued for 45 minutes until Mann ran out of fuel near Goddard High School.

The document states that during that time, Mann came close to striking law enforcement vehicles, ran stop signs and stop lights in “total disregard for other motorists.”

Mann’s license was suspended for failing to make child support payments. He had an open container, a 12-ounce can of Coors Original, within his vehicle. He was also carrying a baggie, containing less than an ounce of marijuana; a digital silver scale powdered with white residue and a syringe in his pants pocket.

Mann is charged with aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, driving on a suspended license, possession of an open alcoholic container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was taken to the Chaves County Detention Center with a $5,000 surety bond.

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