TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — A man who officials said was wanted on several felony charges was arrested Tuesday in Trinity County after a high-speed chase.
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office deputies engaged in a high-speed chase with Brandon Yates, who they said was wanted out of Leon County for aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping and other charges.
According to Sheriff Woody Wallace, he allegedly assaulted a woman with a baseball bat.
Deputy Alissa White shot out the tires on Yates’ vehicle while pursuing him on FM 356 at 100 mph, Wallace said. Yates allegedly continued to drive at speeds over 80 mph with a flat tire.
Officials said that Sgt. Harrelson used the pit maneuver, causing Yates’ vehicle to crash where he allegedly ran away from the vehicle.
“Yates then discovers that Sgt Harrelson A.K.A Grasshopper is faster than he looks! Great job to Deputy Alissa White and Sgt Harrelson for getting this criminal off the streets,” Wallace said in a Facebook post.
Wallace said the decision to shoot the tires was made after numerous cars were forced off the road due to Yates, and thanked everyone who helped put him behind bars.