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Hayden’s “Men in Black” Bust Fugitive After High-Speed Chase, Frogger

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX- It was no April Fools Day joke when just before noon on Monday, a Deputy with Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden’s Office initiated a traffic stop on Highway 59 near Northpark Drive, and the driver allegedly provided a fictional name. The driver is then reportedly fled from the scene in his red 4-door sedan, heading north on Hwy 59 at speeds clocked around 130 miles per hour.

As the pursuit traveled north, on and off Hwy 59, the City of Woodbranch Police and the City of Splendora Police assisted in the pursuit. The chase continued into Liberty County, where the City of Cleveland and Cleveland ISD Police also joined, though not for long since the runaway driver of the red sedan miscalculated a curve most people driving locally know better than to take going fast. As the driver exited at FM 2025, he was unable to navigate the curve at 120mph, sending the sedan (not made to go off-road) off of the roadway and down an embankment, flipping end over end and finally stopping.

The driver, however, wasn’t done trying to evade arrest. Deputies say he then kicked out his windshield and fled on foot! A brief foot chase ensued, as the suspect played the real-life version of Frogger, running across the main lanes of the freeway before being caught and taken into custody.

Deputies then positively identified the suspect by his Texas Driver’s License as 31-year-old Harold Clark, who (shockingly) has a Harris County address.

Harold Clark is charged with felony Evading Arrest / Detention in a Vehicle; Failure to ID, Fugitive from Justice; and felony Possession of a Dangerous Drug. He also had active warrants from Harris County for felony Aggravated Assault of a Family Member with a Deadly Weapon; and felony Burglary of a Habitation and Harassment. Additionally, Clark is wanted in the State of Louisiana for Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property; Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instruments, and Home Invasion.

Constable Hayden said he was proud of his Deputies and of assisting agencies, all of whom worked as a team to capture a dangerous fugitive, wanted for crimes in at least two states.

As of this posting, Clark still is not appearing on the Montgomery County Jail Roster.

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