This vehicle was allegedly stolen out of Harris County and was the suspect getaway car.
High Speed Pursuit Ends in Livingston,Plethora of Charges Leveled Against Suspect, LIVINGSTON, December 31, 2009 - The wee hours of New Year's Eve morning were shattered by what began as an armed robbery of a Whataburger in Porter and turned into a high speed pursuit that ended in Livingston. The pursuit hit the Polk County radar at 4:51 am when the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, asking for assistance with a pursuit coming into Polk County via US-59 North headed straight into Goodrich. The suspect was driving a maroon colored 2004 Chrysler Pacifica that had been allegedly stolen out of Harris County. Polk County Sheriffs Office patrol units intercepted the pursuit at the intersection of Business 59 South and Pan American Drive. Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies, Livingston Police Department and Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety joined the pursuit, with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office taking lead in the Pursuit. Local law enforcement was advised that the suspect was armed.
The suspect vehicle traveled to Liberty Street off of South Washington trying to elude law enforcement. The suspect vehicle came to a stop on private property near the intersection of Liberty and Manning St. The driver of the suspect vehicle who was identified as Ray Anthony McGowen Jr. rammed several patrol vehicles nearly striking several officers. Officers fired their service weapons at the suspect vehicle being in fear of their life. The suspect vehicle traveled east to South Houston St. where it was relocated and pursued onto Mimosa St. where suspect McGowen lost control of the vehicle and fled on foot, while still in possession of his fire arm, and was quickly apprehended by Deputy Darren Crow of the Polk County Sheriff's Office. McGowen was treated at the scene by Americare Ambulance service and transported to the Memorial Hospital of Livingston by Sheriff’s Office personnel and treated for a possible gun shot wound to the arm.
Ray Anthony McGowen Jr. is being held on:
Four Charges of Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer, Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm Felony Evasion with a Motor vehicle
McGowen face other charges in Montgomery County and Harris County.
Special Thank You: Assignment Editor, Stash Anderson