Driver Arrested for Felony Evasion, LIVINGSTON, September 15, 2009 - At 8:09 pm on Saturday September 12, 2009, Deputy Vance Berry was dispatched to a residence concerning disorderly conduct. Deputy Berry arrived to find the distressed wife of the suspect. She stated that her husband had been at another location causing problems and was now on his way home. She requested that law enforcement intercept and detain him. She stated to Berry if he made it home, something bad was going to happen. The suspect was identified as Donald L. Jones, 37, of Coldspring, and that he was driving a blue Chevy S-10 pickup.
Deputy Berry left and attempted to locate Jones. As Berry was patrolling Old Highway 35 he spotted a vehicle matching the description when it passed him going in the opposite direction. Berry turned his car around and attempted to get the vehicle to stop. Berry turned on his emergency lights and Jones extended his arm out the window and motioned for Deputy Berry to pass him. Berry turned on his siren and instructed Jones to pull over using the P.A. System. Jones continued to motion Berry around. The vehicle continued on without stopping and turned onto Burchfield Drive and then stopped. Berry pulled up behind him and commanded the Jones to exit his vehicle. Instead, Jones stepped on the gas at took off in an attempt to evade. Berry pursued the vehicle down Burchfield Drive.
Jones finally stopped at the residence located on Burchfield Drive. Jones exited his truck and began walking towards the residence. Deputy Berry immediately placed Jones under arrest and transported him to Polk County Jail where he was booked in and charged with felony evasion with a vehicle which is a state jail felony.
Jones has previous charges that include: driving while intoxicated, no liability insurance, public intoxication, assault causing bodily injury to a family member, injury to a child, injury to elderly, disabled bodily injury, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, failure to pay child support.
A special thank you to Detective Stan Galloway.
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