Long Arm of the Law Catches Up With Man Who Evaded Police, ONALASKA, April 22, 2010 - At approximately 11 am on April 21, 2010, Deputy Mike Nettles and Detective Christopher Lima (both with the Polk County Sheriff's Office), stopped a vehicle on US-190 and FM-3126 in Onalaska. The driver of the vehicle, was Roger Dennis Hempsted, 20, of Onalaska. Hempsted had a passenger who was of particular interest to Deputy Nettles and Detective Lima. The passenger was Travis Daniel Lee, 20, of Onalaska. Only 7 days earlier he was indicted by a grand jury in the 258th District Court of Judge Elizabeth Coker for the crime of evading arrest for detention of vehicle (a state jail felony). The indictment stems from a January 8, 2010 situation where Livingston Police tried to pull Lee over and Lee chose to evade. A chase ensued down US-146 South and proceeded down Capps Road (about 6 miles south of Livingston). Lee's vehicle slid out of control on Capps road and wrecked into a wooden fence. Lee's passenger was apprehended, but Lee fled on foot.
Travis Lee was taken into Custody by Deputy Mike Nettles. Roger Hempsted was placed under arrest for driving with an invalid license. Nettles chose to pull the vehicle over because he did his homework and knew who Lee ran with, what they drive, and when and where they go.