DATE: February 8th, 2023
SUBJECT: Suspect Flees From Traffic Stop
RELEASE NUMBER: 2023-NR-0208
CONTACT: Major Matt Corn/ Lt. Matt Schnell
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Noah Robinson
On February 8th, 2023 at approximately 4:14 PM Deputies observed Carlos Alberto Gamboa driving a 2004 Lincoln Aviator in the area of North 2nd Avenue and West Virginia Street. Deputies recognized Mr. Gamboa and knew that he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Deputies attempted to initiate traffic stop to arrest Gamboa for his outstanding warrants. However, instead of stopping, Mr. Gamboa fled in his vehicle. Deputies pursued Mr. Gamboa for approximately 5 blocks. Mr. Gamboa then lost control of his vehicle and struck a light pole and building in the area of Fulton Avenue and Franklin Street. This disabled Mr. Gamboa’s vehicle. However, instead of surrendering Mr. Gamboa then fled on foot. Mr. Gamboa was then apprehended by a Sheriff’s Office K9 after a short foot pursuit. After being taken into custody Deputies located approximately 39 grams of suspected heroin, approximately 2.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and approximately 16 Alprazolam pills, a schedule IV controlled substance.
Mr. Gamboa suffered some non-life threatening injuries due to the traffic collision that he was involved in and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment. Mr. Gamboa is in the custody of Deputies, but his arrest is still pending until such time he is released from the hospital and can be transported and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Carlos Alberto Gamboa
36 years old
Resisting Law Enforcement a Level 6 Felony
Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) a Level 2 Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine a Level 6 Felony
Possession of a Schedule IV substance as a Misdemeanor
Hit and Run as a Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving as a Misdemeanor
Resisting Law Enforcement as a Misdemeanor
2 Misdemeanor Failure to Appear Warrants
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