A freshman accounting major from Midland was arrested on campus early Saturday morning.
According to a police report, Davis Wade Fender was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. The police report lists the offense as a third degree felony.
Police say they observed Fender strike a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a local Whataburger, and he fled the scene when an officer attempted to make contact. Fender didn’t stop until he reached the 1800 block of Campus Court on the west side of campus, where police arrested him at 1:45 a.m. and transported him to the Taylor County jail.
According to jail records, Fender was released the same day on bond of $9,000.
A third degree felony is punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.