On Tuesday, May19th, 2020, at 04:20 hours, Deputy Esparza was patrolling the area of HWY 287 and SE 3100 near Mildred when he observed a white 2002 Chevy truck driving north on HWY 287.
The Deputy observed the truck was having trouble maintaining a single lane and thought that the driver may be impaired. The Deputy observed the driver continued to travel north on HWY 287 at speeds of 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile an hour zone.
The Deputy initiated his emergency overhead lights to conduct a traffic stop on the driver for the violations but the truck continued to travel north on HWY 287 and began increasing speed. The Deputy initiated pursuit of the vehicle and continued into Corsicana and onto N Interstate 45.
The suspect vehicle continued N on I-45 until it was later spiked by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office and the vehicle stopped at the 253 mm of I-45 where the driver was taken into custody.
After an owner registration check was conducted and after further investigation, it was determined that the truck was stolen out of Dallas County. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Navarro County Justice Center.
Thank you to all agencies who assisted with this pursuit and investigation and a job well done to Deputy Esparza.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner