On Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9:00 pm, Cleveland Police Officers were called 441 W. Southline (McDonald’s) in regards to a kidnapping. Officer Griego, who responded to the scene, Timothy Spell, stole a grey 2005 Ford F-150 pick-up with a 15 year of age female passenger. The reportee advised she had been helping Spell out for the past couple of days; he was a friend of a friend. The reportee advised Spell took off with her truck without her permission, and her 15-year-old daughter was a passenger in the vehicle.
Upon hearing the suspect vehicle’s description, Officer Crowell monitored the US 59 northbound lanes. Officer Crowell observed the vehicle pass her location and proceeded to attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit began. Officer Kelly assisted Officer Crowell in the pursuit that traveled the US 59 northbound towards Livingston.
During the pursuit, the grey F-150 pick-up driven by Timothy Spell traveled at speeds over one hundred miles per hour. The vehicle weaved in and out of traffic, driving erratic. Spell attempted several times to cause collisions with pursuing Officers by slamming on the brakes of the truck he was driving.
The pursuit continued into the Livingston area until Spell crashed into two other vehicles causing the F-150 truck to roll several times, coming to a stop. Spell and the 15-year-old juvenile female received minor injuries from the crash. It was discovered that the juvenile female was sprayed with mace by Spell when she attempted to contact her mother on her cell phone.
Officer Griego transported the mother to the crash site to reunite with her daughter.
Timothy Scott Spell (age 34, Cleveland address) was transported to the Cleveland Police Department Jail, where he was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping (1st Degree Felony) and Evading Arrest/Detention with Vehicle (3rd Degree Felony).
There are so many things that could have gone horribly wrong. Timothy Spell’s actions endangered the safety of so many people, from the kidnapped victim to the pursuing Officers and the traveling public. Our Officers are safe, the victim is safe, and the suspect is in jail; no one was seriously hurt. We are truly blessed by the outcome of this kidnapping.
We are very appreciative of the assistance we received from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Livingston Police Department and Texan EMS.

Timothy Scott Spell