The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

August 3, 2013

ACSO seeking leads in vehicle chase

PALESTINE — Anderson County Sheriff Office officials are investigating an attempted traffic stop that turned into a chase in Anderson County and parts of Palestine early Friday morning.

According to Sheriff Greg Taylor, Deputy Don Myers attempted to  stop a beige Chevy SUV traveling on North Jackson Street for a traffic violation at around 2:36 a.m. Friday.

“The driver gave chase and there was a slight pursuit,” the sheriff said. “The suspect was chased around Loop 256 and onto Texas 155 and back onto the Loop, but deputies were never able to catch up with him.

“They even placed spikes on 155 but the subject drove across the median and into the opposite lane of traffic to avoid them,” he added. “They eventually had to give up the chase.

“We have no idea who was in the vehicle and the deputies could not even get close enough to get a license plate number.”

At 3:39 a.m., deputies found the vehicle wrecked out on Salt Works Road and the driver no where in sight.

“The vehicle was totaled. It had gone through a fence and into a tree,” Taylor said. “Deputies also reported seeing the driver toss something out of the window during the chase, but did not recover anything.”

No one was hurt in the chase, the sheriff reported, and the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information on the suspect can contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 903-729-6068.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at mrainwater@palestineherald.com.

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