56 year old James Ray Hollowell, of Livingston, led police on a lengthy chase that ended in a field in the south end of Livingston.
Lengthy Pursuit Ends in a Field in South Livingston, LIVINGSTON, September 8, 2018 - At around 7:30 am on September 8, 2018, Deputy Rey Davalos with the Polk County Sheriff's Office spotted a suspect in Wiggins Village 1. A call had been placed to the Sheriff's Office in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. The vehicle was a black Chevy Suburban. When Davalos attempted to stop the vehicle (for not using turning indicator), the driver, James Ray Hollowell, 56, of Livingston, decided to evade. After a lengthy chase that included high speeds down Kate Lowe Road, FM-1988 South, Pan American Drive, Brock Avenue, South Washington, and 59 South, Hollowell eventually drove his vehicle into a field in south Livingston (off the south-bound side of 59). By now, other deputies had joined in the pursuit, Livingston Police Department, and State Troopers. When Hollowell drove into the field, he tried to evade on foot. Officer Adam Williford with Livingston Police Department jumped from his unit, and pursued Hollowell on foot. After a foot chase across a field, through some woods, and across railroad tracks, Williford caught up with Hollowell, but Hollowell refused to stop. Williford deployed his tazer gun and dropped Hollowell, then cuffed and detained him. Hollowell was led to a nearby police car where he was searched. Williford found four baggies with methamphetamine in Hollowell's possession. Hollowell also had a .40 caliber pistol that was loaded and had a round in the chamber. Hollowell was taken into custody by Livingston Police Department and is facing a list of charges (including felony charges). His vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
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Deputy Josh Sanders and Trooper Ashlee White return from the field where Hollowell drove his Chevy Suburban into a distant patch of trees.
Officer Adam Williford, with Livingston Police Department, pulled generous amounts of methamphetamine from Hollowell's pockets (Officer Jason Thomas is restraining Hollowell as Trooper Zach Lenderman looks on).
4 baggies (one baseball sized) of methamphetamine were in Hollowell's possession.
As per proper protocol, photos are taken of Hollowell's tattoos. Officer Donald Dyson holds up Hollowell's shirt (also pictured is the back of Deputy Kayla Hemperly's head).
Full Circle: Deputy Rey Davalos (who initially tried to stop Hollowell) gives Hollowell an ear full.
As if the situation wasn't dangerous enough, Hollowell was in possession of a .40 caliber pistol with a round in the chamber.
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