The Delta Police Department (DPD) arrested Thomas Morfin, 52, of Delta on Monday at approximately 9:30 p.m.
According to a DPD news release, a Delta police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Magnum in the 100 block of West Second Street for displaying fictitious license plates. However, the vehicle eluded the officer through Main Street and Palmer Street.
Morfin eventually stopped the vehicle behind a residence in the 300 block of Dodge Street, where Morfin fled on foot.
A different officer, who had responded to assist in the incident, was able to catch up with Morfin. After a “brief altercation between the two,” Morfin was apprehended.
A search of Morfin revealed 1.2 grams of heroin and a total of 9.3 grams of methamphetamine, which was separately packaged.
Morfin was booked into the Delta County Jail where he is being held on a $2,500 bond for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicular eluding, resisting arrest, obstructing government operations, second degree criminal trespass, driving motor vehicle with license under restraint, displaying fictitious license plates, reckless driving, failure to use turn signals and having an open marijuana container.
The news release stated, “All charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.”