Antioch man arrested on Tuesday for drug and loaded gun possession, outstanding felony warrant, evading police

Anthony Torres

Anthony Torres

By Acting Sergeant Mortimer, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 1:10 PM, Undercover Detectives observed Anthony Torres, a 46-year-old Antioch resident, driving a vehicle and knew he had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Torres’ arrest warrant was for possession of controlled substances for sale.

Detectives attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Torres and he fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit started near W. 9th Street and L Street and was ultimately terminated for safety. A short while later, Detectives found Torres and followed him to the K-Mart parking lot on E. 18th Street in Antioch. Torres exited his vehicle and attempted to get into an awaiting vehicle but was arrested by Detectives prior to entering the awaiting vehicle.

Torres was in possession of a loaded firearm and over a pound of methamphetamine. Investigators served search warrants related to this case in the 1900 Block of Phillips Lane in Antioch as well as the 800 Block of W. 6th Street in Antioch. Torres was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on 13 felony charges relating to evading police, firearms, and possession of narcotics for sale. He has a current bail of 2.19 million dollars.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Lowther with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6943. No further information will be released at this time.

Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at (925) 779-6939. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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One Comment to “Antioch man arrested on Tuesday for drug and loaded gun possession, outstanding felony warrant, evading police”

  1. Loretta Sweatt says:

    Excellent Antioch Police work, I am so glad no officers were hurt n criminal was taken into custody without discharging his illegal fire arm. I n my family go to Kmart…

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