Suspect Called Taxi Cab In Attempt To Flee From Police
UPDATE: Spring, Texas – March 6th, 2017: On February 27th 2017, a deputy from Constable Mark Herman’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and run a stop sign. Upon seeing the deputy, the driver refused to stop and began accelerating. After a short pursuit, the suspect drove into a parking lot and jumped from the vehicle and began fleeing on foot.
Deputies immediately began setting a wide perimeter in the area to contain the suspect. Additional manpower including Canine and Air Support also responded to assist in the search. With the ground area surrounded and a helicopter above, an extensive ground search began. Deputies on the perimeter also searched vehicles coming into and leaving the area. A Yellow Cab coming into the area was stopped and the driver questioned. Deputies learned that he had received a call for a fare in the area. Further investigation revealed that the cab driver was provided fare information from Yellow Cab that matched the suspect. With the use of this information deputies were able to go to an address close by where with the use of canine, they found the suspect hiding in a backyard patio area and he was taken into custody.
“The suspect was identified as Christopher Jones. Additional investigation revealed Jones was wanted out of Atlanta, Georgia on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The charge of Evading in a Motor Vehicle was filed by Harris County deputies. Jones was placed into the Harris County Jail and is awaiting trial.” – Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman