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November 26, 2010

Royse City man arrested after chase in Hunt County

Rockwall County — A local man, already facing trial on a possession of a controlled substance indictment, is now facing additional charges following a reported high speed chase.

Bradley Keith Nix, 36, of Royse City was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest. Nix has already been convicted of eight felony offenses.

Just before 10:25 p.m. Friday a Hunt County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Farm-to-Market 1565 south of State Highway 276. The vehicle failed to yield, and instead accelerated. Near the beginning of the pursuit the driver threw a sandwich sized bag out of the driver’s window which contained a white powdery substance. The bag landed on the hood of the patrol vehicle and burst. A check of the license plate indicated that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Balch Springs. Speeds reached upwards of 90 mph as the pursuit proceeded south into Kaufman County. Deputies were assisted by multiple agencies including the Caddo Mills Police Department, the Lone Oak Police Department, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety. Approximately 15 minutes into the event, a helicopter with the Department of Public Safety came overhead and began calling the pursuit.

The suspect left the roadway on several occasions driving through pastures, back yards and fence lines. The pursuit changed directions multiple times in its 47-minute duration. Units from multiple agencies paralleled the pursuit and kept a perimeter. The suspect vehicle was successfully spiked by a unit from the Caddo Mills Police Department causing at least one tire to shred.

The pursuit finally ended near the intersection of County roads 2208 and 2212 in Cash when the vehicle entered a pasture of very high grass and became stuck. A sheriff’s vehicle became stuck as well. As the suspect surrendered to Deputies, the reported stolen vehicle burst into flames. Deputies literally emptied every fire extinguisher from every vehicle to keep the flames from spreading to the sheriff’s vehicle. No one was injured in the pursuit. The Cash Fire Department extinguished the car fire and associated grass fire.

For more, see the Nov. 24 issue of the Royse City Herald-Banner.

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