LIVINGSTON, May 24, 2022 - On Tuesday, PolkCountyToday.com spoke with Corrigan Police Department and filled in the rest of the blanks regarding the pursuit. Shortly after 10 pm on May 22, 2022, Officer Lonnie Steele, with Corrigan Police Department spotted an older model Chevy pickup speeding (71 in a 55). Officer Steele attempted to stop the pickup, but the driver of the pickup decided to evade. During the pursuit, the occupants ditched a .38 revolver pistol (tampering with evidence). As previously stated, Michael Anthony Ruiz, 32, and Jose Ruiz, 54, both of Houston were taken into custody. The female in the story has been identified as 42 year old Ginger Terrill, of Kennard. After being taken into custody, Terrill was extradited to another agency in another county. Michael Ruiz, and Jose Ruiz are both still in Polk County Jail. The original story and other details are listed below.
ABOUT THAT PURSUIT THE OTHER NIGHT.. This is what we know...
LIVINGSTON, May 24, 2022 - At about 10:30 pm on May 22, 2022, a Corrigan Police Officer attempted to stop an older model Chevy Truck that was south-bound on US-59. The driver decided to , and pursuit was established. The chase ended shortly after the tires of the suspect vehicle were spiked in Livingston. The pickup left the pavement to the right and came to rest in tall weeds just south of the Livingston City Limits. Livingston police took three suspects into custody (two men and one woman). All we have at this time is the identity of the men, and their charges. The men are identified as Jose Ruiz, Jr., 54, of Houston, and Michaeal Anthony Ruiz, 32, of Houston. Michael Anthony Ruiz was the driver and was charged with evading arrest in a vehicle and tampering with evidence with intent to impair. Jose Ruiz was charged with tampering with evidence with intent to impair and had a warrant out of Tom Green County. Both are currently residing in Polk County Jail.
Michael Anthony Ruiz, 32, of Houston
Jose Ruiz, Jr., 54, of Houston
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW
Livingston Police Officers apprehended 3 suspects who led police on a high speed chase that started in Corrigan.
Pursuit Starts in Corrigan, Ends South of Livingston, LIVINGSTON, May 22, 2022 - At approximately 10:30 pm on May 22, 2022, Polk County Dispatch radioed to all units that a pursuit was in progress. Corrigan Police attempted to stop a vehicle (older model Chevy pickup) and the driver decided it would be a good idea to evade. The pursuit started on and continued in the south-bound lanes of US-59 and continued with consistent speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Other agencies joined in the pursuit including State Troopers, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and units with the Livingston Police Department. The suspect vehicle was successfully tire spiked in the Livingston area. The pickup finally left the pavement to the right just south of the Livingston City Limits and stopped in high weeds. One suspect temporarily escaped into the high weeds. Two other suspects were immediately apprehended by Livingston Police Officers. Moments after that, Livingston Officers caught the third suspect hiding in the tall weeds and immediately took him into custody. That's all the information that we have at this time. We'll update this story when information is made available.
The 3 suspects fled in this older model Chevy pickup.
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