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Suspects apprehended after police chase on SH 14

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 12:49:44-05

A police chase on State Highway 14 toward Mexia Friday evening ended with 2 suspects apprehended.

On Friday, January 29, 2021, around 6:05 p.m., an officer with the Groesbeck Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Ellis Street for a speeding violation.

The vehicle failed to yield and began evading at a high rate of speed, according to police.

The officer initiated a pursuit traveling north on State Highway 14 toward Mexia.

State troopers responded to assist and successfully deployed spike strips south of Mexia.

Police said the vehicle continued into the City of Mexia where the suspects abandoned the vehicle in a remote field and fled on foot.

The suspects were ultimately apprehended and taken into custody.

Further investigation resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine and a firearm, according to police.

The driver was transported to the Limestone County Jail where he was charged with evading arrest detention with vehicle, evading arrest/detention, possession of controlled substance PG 1 >=4G<200G, and unlawful possession of firearm by felon.

The passenger was also transported to the Limestone County Jail but was sent for medical treatment after becoming ill during the booking process, according to Groesbeck Police Chief Henson.

She admitted to ingesting narcotics prior to her apprehension.

"I want to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, the Mexia Police Department, the Coolidge Police Department, the Limestone County Communications Center telecommunicators, and those citizens who assisted with this case," Chief Henson said. "The apprehension would not have been possible without the teamwork of those involved."