MINEOLA, Texas — The Mineola Police Department is seeking the public's assistance locating a man who fired at officers during a police chase Monday night.
According to police, at approximately 9:25 p.m., May 25, 2020, Mineola dispatch received a call of a possibly intoxicated male and female leaving an apartment complex in the 1800 block of North Pacific Street. The man and woman entered a Lincoln Town car and excited parking lot heading southbound on North Pacific Street.
Officers located the vehicle in the area and initiated a traffic stop in the 1200 block of North Johnson Street. During the traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle, identified by police as 27-year-old Tony Saucedo Ybarra, exited the vehicle and immediately ran south across Greenville Highway and south on Johnson Street — prompting a foot pursuit with officers.
"During the pursuit the actor discharged a weapon," stated the Mineola Police Department. "A perimeter was set up and mutual aid was requested."
A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was deployed along with the assistance of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Hawkins Police Department, and the Wood County Constable's Office Pct.2.
Ybarra evaded capture overnight and a warrant was issued for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. Ybarra is also wanted for a parole violation warrant for aggravated robbery and for resisting arrest out of Wood County.
Ybarra is described as 5' 11", 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has ties to the Quitman, Lake Fork, and Mineola area.
Police say Ybarra should be considered armed and dangerous, do not engage, and contact 911 or the Mineola Police Department at (903) 569-6294.