38 year old Byron Caldwell, of Livingston, led police on a chase that started in Livingston and ended at Loop 393 and FM-1988 West.
Chase That Started in Livingston Ends In Goodrich, GOODRICH, March 6, 2020 - At approximately 7:45 pm on March 6, 2020, Officer Chad Lilley with the Livingston Police Department observed a white Jeep Cherokee run a red light at FM-350 South at US-190 West. Officer Lilley attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver, Byron Caldwell, 38, of Livingston, decided to evade. Caldwell continued west on 190, cut through McDonalds parking lot, exited the parking lot on the 59 South feeder. Caldwell got on 59 South, and took the FM-1988 South exit. The pursuit continued south on 1988. By now, Lilley had alerted other units of local law enforcement with his radio. Captain Rickie Childers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was in the vicinity of the Trinity River Authority and waited and was able to successfully spike Caldwell's tires. The chase continued on 1988 but ended at Loop 393 in Goodrich. Caldwell's front passenger's side tire was now flat and forced him to stop. By now, at least two Texas Highway Patrol Units (from San Jacinto County) were on the scene as well as multiple Polk County Sheriff's Deputies and Officer Lilley who was joined by Officers Tito Reyes and Sergeant Dallas Early (both with Livingston PD). Caldwell was cuffed and taken into custody. As it turns out, Caldwell had a warrant out for his arrest. Additionally, Officers found what appears to be methamphetamine in Caldwell's vehicle. Caldwell's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Caldwell is likely facing a list of charges.
Byron Caldwell, of Livingston, attempted to evade police in this Jeep Cherokee.
Sergeant Dallas Early (kneeling) speaks with Caldwell as Officer Tito Reyes looks on.
Officer Tito Reyes searches Caldwell for weapons and other contraband.
Caldwell's vehicle has a flat front tire after he was successfully spiked by Captain Rickie Childers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Officers with Livingston Police Department search Caldwell's vehicle.
What appears to be methamphetamine was found in Caldwell's vehicle.
Caldwell's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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