Okay, here's what happened The three suspects robbed a Best Western Motel in Cleveland. A call was put out from Cleveland giving a description of the truck and the occupants (3 white males). A short time later, they walked into the Livingston Inn in Goodrich and looked suspicious, an alert worker called the Police (the suspects left). District Attorney Investigator Mark Jones was in the area and went to check it out. Jones spotted the truck matching the description and radioed for backup. Sitting at a red light by Burger King in Livingston, Officer Ashley Brame, and Sergeant Scott Paske (both with LPD) pulled up next to Jones who was behind the truck. Paske turned his lights on and the truck took off (The chase was on). Corrigan PD spiked the tires when they reached the bridge on US-59 in Moscow. The occupants jumped out of their vehicle in Moscow and fled. All three were caught in the vicinity of Moscow in less than 12 hours. All three are currently residing in Polk County Jail and are charged with Felony Evasion in a vehicle with arrest warrants pending in Cleveland for aggravated robbery.
Don Shilo Hendrix, 25, of Crosby
Randy Jo Hunt, 25, of Porter
John Edmund LeBlanc, 25, of Porter
Getaway truck: The chase started in Cleveland and ended in Moscow (note flat tires).
Robbery and High Speed Chase Through Polk County, MOSCOW, August 30, 2009 - Shortly after 3 am on August 30, 2009 a high speed chase that reportedly began in San Jacinto County entered Polk County right over the Trinity River Bridge through Goodrich and continued until Corrigan Police spiked the tires of the suspects' in Moscow. The suspects (3 white males) allegedly robbed a Best Western Motel in Cleveland and were being pursued. Investigator Mark Jones with the Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office was reportedly the first Polk County Law Man to join the chase that was soon joined by Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the City of Livingston Police Department. When the chase made it to Moscow, Corrigan Police put the chase to an end when they spiked the suspects tire. The driver fled over the highway on foot to the west side of US-59 and into the woods. The two passengers went to the east-side of US-59 (also into the woods). The Cleveland Police, Livingston Police, Polk County Sheriff's Deputies (including Chief Deputy Byron Lyons and Sheriff Ken Hammack himself), DPS Troopers, and Investigator Mark Jones were now all amassed in Moscow and searching in the vicinity of where the robbery suspects fled. At 5:05 am hounds from the Texas Department of Corrections were brought in. At time of press 2 of the suspects have been apprehended and transported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the third suspect is still at large. This is a developing story. PolkCountyToday.com will post updates as they are made available.
A special thank you to Assignment Editor Stash Anderson.
Corrigan Police put the whole chase thing to rest when they spiked the tires of the getaway truck in Moscow.
Former ARMY Ranger Andy Lowrie with the Sheriff's Office prepares to enter the woods where the armed suspects fled.
(L - R) Deputy Vance Barry, Sergeant Howard Smith, and Lieutenant Andy Lowrie head for the woods behind this mobile home where 2 of the suspects fled.
Smith brings his police dog.
Blood Hounds were brought in from the Texas Department of Corrections to assist in the search for the robbery suspects.
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