Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at approximately 12:02 am, officers were patrolling the area of 1055 IH-10 S. Officers attempted to stop a silver Toyota Prius with two passengers. The driver fled and led officers on a lengthy pursuit. The pursuit ended near Laurel and 1st Street. The driver was identified as Robert Sanders, 25 year old man from Santa Fe, Texas. He was arrested for Evading in a Motor Vehicle and an outstanding parole warrant for a previous charge of felon in possession of a firearm. He was then taken into custody without further incident.
Haven Iglesias, a 22 year old Beaumont woman, was located inside of the vehicle, holding her 4 month old baby. Due to Sanders’ reckless actions during the pursuit, as well as Iglesias holding the baby during the pursuit, they were both charged with Endangering a Child. Sanders and Iglesias were transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. CPS was notified and the child was released to a relative.