An overnight high-speed pursuit on January 19, 2010 that began in East Montgomery County left a man critically injured and his female passenger dead after being on life support at Hermann Hospital in Houston.
It was just after 12:30 a.m. on when Woodbranch Village Police tried to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle traveling north on Hwy 59. The bike did not pull over, but sped up, and police gave chase, with Texas Department of Public Safety and Splendora Police Department units joining the pursuit.
The suspect continued to increase his speed reaching an estimated 120 miles per hour and continuing into Liberty County.
Cleveland Police were notified as the chase approached that city. The bike continued through Cleveland on Hwy 59 until reaching the city’s last exit, which is Loop 573 / Washington Avenue.
The motorcycle took the exit with little reduction in speed. About ¼ mile into the exit, the road makes a 90 degree turn. The suspect was unable to navigate the turn and lost control, running off the road, through a field and partially jumping a bar ditch and striking it on the other side.
The suspect remained on the bike, flipping several times, but his female passenger was ejected over 50 feet. Neither was wearing a helmet. The woman identified as Victoria “Vikki” Parks, 18, of Splendora was obviously very critical. Medics took her by ground ambulance to Kingwood Hospital with severe head and internal injuries and a broken back. She was later taken to Hermann Hospital in Houston where she later died after being placed on life support..
The driver Glenn Gerald Jeane II, 36, of Humble who first gave officers a drivers license Thomas Vienot, age 55, suffered injuries which were initially thought to be far less serious and he was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in Cleveland. However, it was later realized his condition, which included head injuries, was more serious than it first appeared and he was transported by ground ambulance to Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition.
The bike was found to be stolen and was taken as evidence.
On Tuesday September 24, 2013 Jeane was sentenced to 33 years in prison by District Judge Chap B. Cain III for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (the motorcycle) for the fatal pursuit and crash pursuant to a plea bargain with the Liberty County District Attorney’s Office.
At the time of his sentencing he was serving a prison sentence for drug possession in Montgomery County. Because the sentence is aggravated, Jeane will not be eligible for parole until at least half his sentence is complete.