On Thursday, June 1, 2017, a Beaumont Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near 11th & Sweetgum. The driver of the vehicle, identified as David Ashton Wells, a 38 year old man, fled from the area on foot. He was quickly apprehended and it was learned that Wells was a convicted felon. During a search of the vehicle, Officers located marijuana and a firearm. Wells was placed under arrest for Evading and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He was transported and booked into the Jefferson County Jail.