The Driver: 30 year old Cody Michael Oliver, of Pearland, was recently featured on a Crime Stopper Alert on this website.
Pursuit That Started in Cleveland Ends on 190 West, LIVINGSTON, January 11, 2019 - At approximately 8:14 pm on January 10, 2019, Officers Baker and Rosas, with Cleveland Police Department spotted a suspicious vehicle (tan 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe). When the officers ran the plate, the plate returned to another vehicle. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, driven by Cody Michael Oliver, 30, of Pearland. Oliver decided to evade and the pursuit was on. The pursuit made its way to US-146 and eventually entered South Polk County. During the pursuit, the vehicle was spiked twice (once by Trooper Nick Hatton and once by Deputy R.W. Thomas). Not to be stopped, Oliver continued to evade. Due to shredded tires, the chase became slow but continued north on 146, entered the Livingston City Limits, turned south onto business 59, made its way back to South Houston (146), continued to the north end of 146, turned onto Business 59 and continued all the way to the south end of Business 59, turned onto Highway 59 (north-bound), took the 190 exit, made a left onto 190 West, finally came to stop a short distance west of the Livingston City Limits. During the chase, the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Troopers, and Livingston Police Department all joined in. Once the vehicle grinded to a stop, officers and deputies were able to safely take all three vehicle occupants into custody. The occupants were: Cody Michael Oliver, 30, of Pearland, passenger Tana Chea Thorndyke, 24, of Livingston, and passenger Robert Marvin Tyler, 26, of Cleveland. A vehicle search by Cleveland PD produced a rifle, multiple bottles of pills, and a small flip mirror with what appeared to be cocaine residue on the glass. All three suspects are facing a list of charges (including felonies). Cody Oliver already had felony warrants out of Polk County and is now facing more felony charges including charges by Cleveland PD. The vehicle they were driving is suspected of being stolen. The vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and later turned over to Smith Towing and was towed to Liberty County.
Special thank you: Ken with Ken's Towing, Chris Moehlman, and Cleveland Police Chief, Darrel Brousard
EDITOR'S NOTE: I didn't have my regular video camera, so the footage that I did get was with my cell phone.
Stop having to buy new tires every six months! FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!
After being spiked twice, Oliver continued to evade with shredded tires that quickly wore to the rim. Oliver contiued to evade on rims.
Passenger, Tana Chea Thorndyke, 24, of Livingston
Passenger, Robert Marvin Tyler, III, 26, of Cleveland
Livingston Police Chief, Dennis Clifton (right) and Officer Tito Reyes observe the suspect vehicle.
During a vehicle search, Officer Baker with Cleveland PD found a rifle.
The search also produced bottles of pills and a small flip mirror that appeared to have cocaine residue smeared on it.
The vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and later towed to Liberty County.
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