Officer safety first: Sergeant Scott Paske (left) and Officer Adam Williford follow proper protocol for a dangerous driver who chose to evade.
Driver Runs Stop Sign, Gets Pulled Over, Then Chooses to Evade, LEGGETT, March 1, 2012 - At approximately 12:15 am on March 1, 2012, a gray Dodge pickup driven by Marshall Jones, 35, of Livingston was driving in Livingston and ran a stop sign at Mimosa Street. Sergeant Scott Paske pulled Jones over. Jones then changed his mind and took off. Paske gave chase. Jones turned on Old Woodville road. The chase continued to 190 East. Jones made a right on 190 East and then a right on North Houston which lead to Old Israel road, which lead to Oakdale Loop. Jones drove all the way down Oakdale loop with Sergeant Paske and now Officer Adam Williford following in his unit. As Jones approached FM-942 in Leggett, Deputy Billy Duke with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was waiting with Stop Stick spikes. Jones ran over the spikes, made a right on 942, and finally stopped less than a mile after getting his tires spiked. Paske and Williford followed proper protocol and had weapons drawn as Jones emerged from his vehicle and got on the ground. Paske then cuffed and apprehended Jones and loaded Jones into a unit. The chase lasted around 20 minutes. Marshall Jones will be charged with evasion and is also facing a host of other charges for moving traffic violations. Jones' vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich.
Marshall Jones apparently knew the game was over and got down on the ground.
Sergeant Paske puts cuffs on Jones as Officer Williford stands guard.
Deputy Billy Duke came running up to assist. When Duke spiked Jones' tires, the chase ended less than a minute later.
Marshall Jones is stood up on his feet.
Seargeant Paske implored Jones on why he chose to evade and put officers lives and other lives in danger. Jones had no answer.
Jones' truck sits on FM-942 with flat tires.
Deputy Billy Duke's proper use of Stop Sticks put an end to the insanity.
The Stop Stick inserts tubular spikes into the tire that are hollow allowing the air in the tire to pass through the spikes very quickly causing the tire to go flat.
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