Stolen car chase ends in Taylor

Begins with attempted traffic stop on US 79 west of Rockdale

A chase between a Milam County Deputy Sheriff and a suspect in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle ended in the woods near the Taylor airport before dawn Wednesday when the suspect fled on foot.

Chief Deputy Chris White said Deputy Sam Ferguson attempted to pull over a vehicle just west of Rockdale on US 79 when the driver sped off.

White said chase continued through Thorndale and into Williamson County as Milam units were assisted by Thorndale and Taylor police along with units from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

The chase continued for several minutes on US 79 and other roads, according to White.

White said the driver abandoned the vehicle on a county road north of the Taylor Airport and fled into heavy woods.

“We searched and called in a DPS helicopter but were unable to locate the suspect,” White said.

“The vehicle was recovered and turned out to have been reported stolen in Bastrop County,” White said.

“We appreciate the help we received from Thorndale and Taylor police and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department,” White said.

CALLS—Calls dispatched from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department included:

Jan. 28—Civil child custody, South US 77, Cameron area; request for information, North FM 487; identity theft, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; road hazard, FM 845, Cameron area; disturbance, CR 327, Rockdale area.

Jan. 29—Information, CR 320, Rockdale area; animal welfare, North Wilcox, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Milam County; medical, Burlington area; traffic complaint, Little River Bridge, Cameron area; welfare concern, Goetz Road, Cameron area; medical, Little River Hospital, Rockdale; welfare check, CR 206.

Thursday—Arrest made, Russell Drive, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, Oak Park One, Rockdale area; information, CR 405, Buckholts area; welfare concern, South Plum, Gause; wanted person, Davilla area; information, FM 2095, Cameron area; wanted person Cameron area.

Friday—Arrest made, North US 77, Cameron area; traffic stop arrest, US 79; medical, CR 350, Gause area; suspicious activity, CR 320, Rockdale area; civil matter, Rockdale area; civil standby, Rice Street, Rockdale area; burglar alarm, East US 79, Rockdale area.

Saturday—Abandoned vehicle, FM 979, Cameron area; possible theft, FM 2095, Cameron are; abandoned vehicle, CR 358; information, CR 358, Gause area; assist other agency, CR 218; request for information, CR 214; suspicious person/vehicle, Main Street, city not listed; request to speak to deputy, Bushdale Road, Rockdale area; shots heard, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; welfare concern, CR 336, Milano area; loud music, Northwood Circle.

Sunday—Welfare concern, CR 255A, Cameron area; civil matter, Alcoa Ave., city not listed; loud music, Rockdale West; request to speak to deputy, Maysfield area; suspicious activity, CR 314, Rockdale area.

Monday—Suspicious activity, South FM 908, Rockdale area; theft of property, US 79, Milano area; animal nuisance, Milam County Sheriff’s Office lobby, Cameron; civil matter, East 8th Street, Rockdale; information, CR 308; suspicious activity, FM 1600, Cameron area; suspicious person, CR 228.

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