Pearland man, arrested on possession charges, leads officers on foot chase

The Victoria Police Department have arrested a Pearland man after he led them on a foot chase following a routine traffic stop.

Court documents show 40-year-old Troy Goffney was pulled over on Water Street after turning left on a straight only lane.

As officers approached Goffney’s car, he fled on foot to avoid arrest.

Goffney ran about 20 yards down Water Street before falling to the ground. Officers were able to detain Goffney shortly afterwards.

A search of Goffney’s car revealed multiple drugs were in his possession, including nearly five pounds of Marijuana, Synthetic Marijuana, Hydrocodone pills, and Codeine cough syrup.

Officers determined the quantity of the drugs most likely meant Goffney intended to sell and/or distribute them across the city.

Goffney has been charged with Evading Arrest, Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 2-A, PG 3 and PG 4 and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.

He is being held in the Victoria County Jail in lieu of a $110,000 bond.