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Police chase ends in crash/bad guys get away in stolen truck

Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said Tuesday that at approximately 3 am Monday morning Tyler County Deputies were patrolling the Spurger area. They were made aware that two hispanic males were attempting to steal a vehicle at a residence on FM 1013 near FM 2992.

While enroute to the residence the deputies were advised that the homeowners confronted the individuals and they fled the area in a dark colored pickup with loud mud-grip tires heading west on FM 1013.

Deputies responding from Spurger soon located a vehicle matching the description traveling West on FM 1013.

The vehicle approached the intersection of 1013 and Hwy 69. When the deputy attempted to stop the truck, it turned right onto Hwy 69 and accelerated at a high rate of speed refusing to stop.

The pursuit continued on Hwy 69 with speeds reaching between 100 and 110 MPH. As the pursuit neared the city limits of Woodville, Woodville Police Officers had the Stringer Spike Tire System Deflator deployed just South of the city limits in an attempt to disable the suspect vehicle.

Instead, the suspect made an abrupt turn onto Seneca Road, back towards FM 1013 with speeds reaching 80 MPH. The pursuit continued down Seneca Road when the vehicle turned down an oil pump-site road, ramming through a locked pipe gate. The vehicle entered the pump site and made an abrupt u-turn and began traveling towards the deputy's patrol unit in an aggressive manner. The vehicles collided and damage was received on the front right quarter panel of the patrol unit with damage also on the door of the suspects vehicle. The vehicle continued traveling back onto Seneca Road.

As the deputy continued to pursue, he noticed the engine overheating and due to the unsafe conditions, the pursuit was terminated.

During the pursuit, deputies learned that the pickup truck was reported stolen out of Bronson in Sabine County.

Other deputies, and officers from the Woodville Police Department were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the Tyler County Sheriff's Office at 409-283-2172 or Crime Stoppers at 936-969-TIPS.


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