The occupants of this Hundai Elantra were suspects in shoplifting. They allegedly tossed a gun from the car during the police chase. Officers reportedly found ski masks in the car.
Chase that Goes Through Liberty and San Jacinto Counties Ends In Polk County, LIVINGSTON, December 4, 2013 - A chase that began in Cleveland ended in Polk County at around 9:20 pm on December 3, 2013. The car, a black Hyundai Elantra, driven by Jerry Middleton, 21, of New Caney was originally suspected of shop lifting from the Cleveland Walmart. When Cleveland Police attempted to stop Middleton, he opted to evade. A chase ensued with at least two cars from Cleveland PD, Constables from Liberty and San Jacinto County's, and Sate Troopers. The chase proceeded out of Liberty County, into San Jacinto County, and eventually into Polk County (via US-59 North through Goodrich). Local Trooper, Corporal Ramey Bass was waiting on 59 just inside the Livingston City Limits. As the chase got close, Corporal Bass set out his spikes. Sure enough, Middleton ran over the spikes. The chase ended about a mile later as both of Middleton's front tires were now in shreds after being spiked. Middleton was removed from his car and placed in the back of a Cleveland Police Unit. Jerry Middleton is facing a list of charges. Middleton's Vehicle was recovered by J&J Wrecker Service out of Cleveland.
Editor's Note: According to sources, there was a female accomplice with Jerry Middleton in the car. They reportedly threw a gun from the car during the chase, and the female bailed somewhere in Liberty County. At time of press, there is a manhunt on for the woman who bailed from Middleton's car. Police have reportedly found gun clips in the car and ski masks.