Man wanted in connection to an Endangered/Missing case in Austin flee police through Orange County

Published 3:46 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019

PRESS RELEASE — Monday morning at 11:39 a.m., Jefferson County Deputies were working on IH10 East bound near Hamshire Road when they attempted to stop  maroon 2008 Honda Accord for a traffic violation.   The vehicle failed to stop and fled from Deputies East bound on IH10.  After running the license plate, it was discovered that this vehicle was linked to an Endangered/Missing case out of Austin PD.

The suspect continued to flee from Deputies through Beaumont and into Orange County.  The suspect then drove into Louisiana where he exited the freeway, u-turned and headed back West bound on IH10 causing a major wreck with a passenger vehicle and an 18 wheeler.

The suspect entered back into Texas and immediately exited into the Texas Welcome Station parking lot.  He briefly entered onto the service road going head on into traffic before again traveling East bound back into Louisiana.  From IH10 East bound he exited onto Hwy 378 in Westlake, La..  He struck two law enforcement vehicles on Hwy 378 before wrecking out on Hwy 378 and Hollis Road.  He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment prior to being taken to a local Judges office for arraignment.

The suspect faces multiple charges in Texas and Louisiana related to this case.   He is also going to be questioned by investigators in Austin, Texas about the missing person case.  Until he is arraigned, neither his name nor his mugshot will be available for release.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Beaumont PD, Vidor PD, Orange PD, Orange County SO, Texas DPS, Louisiana State Police,  Calcasieu SO, Vinton PD, Sulphur PD, Westlake PD and several Louisiana Constables for their assistance in this pursuit.