SAN ANGELO— A San Angelo man has been indicted for manufacture and delivery of cocaine after getting pulled over by a Tom Green County Sheriff’s deputy in June.
Sirron Dewitt, 35, has been indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, namely cocaine, after getting pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy, fleeing, and then getting tased.
According to court documents, on June 16, 2023, at around 1:45 a.m., a deputy observed a black Cadillac Escalade make a wide right turn on N. Bryant Blvd. from West 19th St. He activated his emergency light and Escalade stopped in the 300 block of West 6th St.
The driver of the black Escalade was identified as Dewitt and while speaking with him, a white substance in a baggie was observed on the center console in plain view. Dewitt grabbed the bag and the investigator asked Dewitt to hand him the narcotics. Dewitt refused to give him the baggie and unbuckled his seatbelt.
Dewitt was told to stay inside his vehicle but disobeyed orders and exited anyway. The deputy ran back to his patrol vehicle and saw Dewitt get out of his vehicle with his hands in the air. He then began walking around the back of the Escalade to the passenger side and fled as the investigator attempted to prevent him from running.
Dewitt was actively resisting and began walking northbound towards the Houston Harte Expressway onramp. The deputy ran towards Dewitt and deployed his taser. Dewitt stopped and was placed under arrest.
While searching Dewitt’s vehicle, a large amount of U.S. currency and a scale with white residue was discovered in the center console along with 29 grams of a white substance. This substance was field tested and came back positive for cocaine.
Dewitt was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance on June 16, 2023, and was bonded out the same day. Dewitt is due in court for an initial pre-trial on October 3, 2023. Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance between 4-200 grams is a first-degree felony and carries a possible punishment of five to 99 years in prison.