The Commerce Journal

February 15, 2014

UPDATE: One arrested Friday night following chase between Commerce and Greenville


Herald-Banner Staff

COMMERCE — One person was taken into custody Friday night, following a wild chase between Commerce and Greenville.

A charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle is expected to be filed against the suspect, whose name had not yet been released pending his arraignment.

Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews said the incident began as the department's Criminal Investigations Division was conducting a operation Friday night and a patrol unit attempted to stop the suspect's vehicle on Culver Street, after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

"It wasn't a real high-speed chase," Crews said, although it did cover a lot of ground.

The pursuit led along State Highway 24 to Interstate 30, with the suspect taking the FM 118 exit and continuing back to State Highway 224 back into Commerce, where the driver apparently noticed a Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department unit parked at the intersection of Live Oak Street, then turned back on 224 and proceeded into Greenville and onto U.S. Highway 69 North, past Graham Park, where it ended at 9:31 p.m. about one mile southeast of Ina Street, after the Texas Department of Public Safety deployed spikes to stop the vehicle and the driver was arrested.

The chase also involved a DPS helicopter, and units from the Hunt County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville Police Department.