Felon wanted on federal charges busted after brief chase

A 37-year old wanted felon from San Angelo was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading San Angelo Police on a brief chase through San Angelo’s north side.

Police officers were called to assist other agencies Tuesday with serving a federal parole warrant on wanted felon, Noe Cortez Jr.

Just before 1:30 p.m. officers observed a blue 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by Cortez near the intersection of North Chadbourne and 14th streets. Police attempted a traffic stop, but Cortez refused to stop leading to a short vehicle pursuit through the surrounding neighborhood.

Members of the department’s Patrol and Intelligence Division along with state and federal agents converged on the vehicle after it pulled into a residence in the unit block of East 11th Street.
Cortez was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.
Cortez was arrested for his outstanding warrant and later booked into the Tom Green County Jail.
Additional charges are pending further investigation.