In the early morning of October 22, 2023, at around 4 am, Irving Police attempted to make a routine traffic stop, but the driver, identified as 39-year-old Donald Ray Sanders Jr., made an attempt to flee. However, officers managed to apprehend him. Sanders was subsequently charged with evading arrest or detention in a vehicle and possession of marijuana.
A background check revealed that Sanders had open warrants from several law enforcement agencies in the region. These warrants included one from the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance (pg1 4<200). Additionally, there was a warrant from Arlington Police Department for driving while license invalid (DWLI), failure to maintain financial responsibility (FMFR), and driving with no headlights. Another warrant came from Grapevine Police Department for FMFR.
It appears that the outstanding warrants may have been the reason Sanders attempted to flee from the Irving Police. Nevertheless, Irving Police officers were able to quickly apprehend him. It was further noted that Sanders had a history of arrests in various counties, including Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant County.
In August 25, 2021, he was arrested by Fort Worth Police Officers for drug possession. In May 2019 and August 4, 2021, Denton Police arrested him on separate occasions for possession of a controlled substance. Sanders now faces the new charges in Irving along with the outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.