Police report details Wednesday night police chase, crash

Updated: Apr. 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM CDT
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(LUBBOCK, TX) – Four people are in custody after a police chase through Lubbock. The police report has identified two of the people involved, the other two are juveniles.

Lubbock police say a car ran a red light at the Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and police began a pursuit.

The driver of the car turned into a neighborhood and crashed through a fence and hit a parked pickup truck, near 1st Street and North Akron.

When police approached the vehicle, the driver, an unidentified juvenile, was immediately taken into custody, according to the police report. Another juvenile was not complying and the police report states the juvenile tried to run. The officer used his taser and the officers pulled him out of the vehicle.

Cody Blake Vaughn, 19 and Isla Jean Blu, 19
Cody Blake Vaughn, 19 and Isla Jean Blu, 19(Lubbock County Detention Center)

The report says 19-year-old Cody Blake Vaughn was placed into custody, he was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle during the pursuit. He has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Then 19-year-old Isla Jean Blu, a passenger in the backseat of the vehicle, was taken into custody, telling the officers she “was hammered.” They arrested her on charges of public intoxication.

The police report says a grinder was found in the glove box and a scale was found in the center console of the vehicle. A firearm was found between the driver’s seat and the center console. The firearm had the serial numbers scratched off.

The police report states the juvenile driver was in possession of marijuana.

The juvenile driver was taken to the juvenile justice center and is charged with evading in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, tampering with identification numbers on a firearm, unlawful carrying of a weapon, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana.

The juvenile in the backseat of the vehicle was charged with evading arrest and resisting arrest.

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