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2 Grimes County deputies airlifted to hospital after pursuit crash

Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 19:52:03-04

ANDERSON, Texas — Two deputies have been injured during a vehicular pursuit this morning, according to the Grimes County Sheriff's Office.

Around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, the two deputies had attempted to perform a traffic stop of a gray Dodge pickup when the driver failed to yield.

A police pursuit ensured, ending with the law enforcement and suspect's vehicles crashing into a curve.

The suspect, 19-year-old Cole Miller Reynolds, fled on foot after the crash.

The two deputies suffered a series of injuries, with one of them having to be extricated from their vehicle by fire department personnel.

The two deputies were then transported to CHI St. Joseph Regional Emergency Room by air medical.

Reynolds was captured shortly after 6 a.m. on County Road 185 and was charged with evading arrest. It is likely more charges will be added as the investigation into this incident continues.

UPDATE (2:15 p.m.): One deputy has since been discharged from the hospital, while the other remains hospitalized but is reported to be in stable condition with multiple leg fractures.

"Deputy Caswell had surgery this morning and was relieved and released here and got to go home about three hours ago maybe," said Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell. "Deputy Ryan, he's still is in recovery right now from several hours of surgery. He just met with his family and doctor and it came out better than they expected."

Sheriff Sowell is thankful for those in the community that have been sending thoughts and prayers to his deputies all throughout the day.