Just after 2:30p.m. Humble Police Department notified Montgomery County that one of their officers on the way home encountered a vehicle in excess of 100 mph entering Montgomery County. Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputy Juan Chapa was on the shoulder of US 59 at Community Drive. Just as the call dropped the vehicle and the Humble unit passed him. Chapa was able to catch up to him at which point the vehicle was traveling over 100 mph and driving very recklessly. Other nearby units attempted to box him in. The driver attempted to run the Woodbranch Police Chief off the road. Splendora and Cleveland then joined in the chase along with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. The chase continued through Liberty County and San Jacinto County,
As the vehicle was about to cross over highway 190 in Livingston DPS was able to successfully deploy spike strips on the vehicle. As they crossed the overpass the suspects vehicles tires deflated causing him to partially lose control. At this point he attempted to ram several patrol cars at which point a Liberty County deputy discharged his shotgun at the tires. In addition Liberty County Captain Rex Evan’s fired multiple shots with his .45 into the vehicle. The 54 mile chase came to an end. Top speeds during the pursuit were at 140 mph.
The suspect vehicle finally stopped and the suspect was taken into custody. He was transported to the Livingston Memorial Hospital for injuries from the shattered glass that hit him from the bullets. A fragment of a bullet was also found in his scalp.
He has been transported to the Polk County Jail where he will get a magistrate warning and be transported to the Montgomery County Jail to face a multitude of charges including Evading arrest and Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.
A DPS reconstruction team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Additional details as available.