Traffic stop leads to pursuit, narcotics charges

Following a short pursuit Thursday in West Odessa, two were arrest and charged after deputies found the driver in possession of methamphetamine and the passenger with fraudulent identification.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a white Ford F-250 around 12:35 p.m. Thursday after the truck failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.

The vehicle did not stop, the release detailed, but sped up and evaded the officers briefly before being stopped in the 3600 block of Kaylee Avenue, where the driver, 25-year-old Donald McKinley, attempted to run away from officers but was quickly taken into custody.

McKinley was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading in a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance, third-degree felonies.

Additionally, the passenger, 43-year-old Kimberly Mahoney, was charged with fraudulent possession of five or more identifying information. The release detailed she was carrying a passport, drivers license and social security card not belonging to her.

The release stated both were in custody as of Friday afternoon. McKinley has two bonds totaling $20,000 and Mahoney has a $10,000 bond.