High Speed Chase That Began in Livingston Ends in Huntsville, LIVINGSTON, November 17, 2010 - At approximately 7:50 pm on November 16, 2010 Officers Rob Atkins and Kevin Ward with the Livingston Police Department were dispatched to Brookshire Bros. grocery store in Livingston in reference to shoplifting. The suspect, Colandra Michelle Adams, 42, of Point Blank was driving a gray Ford Taurus. Officer Atkins spotted the vehicle on 190 going west. Atkins attempted to stop the vehicle by flipping on his siren and lights. Colandra Adams refused to stop and a chase began. Officer Ward joined in the chase. While in pursuit, Colandra drove onto the shoulder of 190, as Officer Atkins pulled up beside her, she cut left side swiping Atkins' police car. The chase continued down 190 west at times up to speeds of 100 miles per hour. The chase continued down 190 West all the way through Onalaska and into Walker County all the way to Huntsville. At least five different agencies including the Livingston Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Police and Deputies outside of Polk County were involved in the pursuit. Adams drove all the way to a residence in Huntsville and got out of her car. Atkins promptly took Adams into custody. According to the Livingston Police Department, Adams had stolen 6 packages of meat from Brookshire Bros. and was already on probation for theft. Because of Adams' prior history, her theft charges were upgraded to felony theft. Adams was also charged with assaulting a public servant with a deadly weapon (when she side swiped Officer Atkins' car), no driver's license, and open container of alcohol while driving. Colandra Michelle Adams is currently residing in Polk County Jail.
Special thank you: Lieutenant Matt Parish and Detective Leon Middleton
Officer Rob Atkins' car shows damage after it had been side swiped during the pursuit on US-190 West on November 16.
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