Two men are in custody after a police pursuit late Friday night that went across three counties and covered about 45 miles in about 25 minutes, reaching speeds up to 110 miles per hour.
Newton Police Chief Will Jackson said it began when one of his officers stopped a Jeep for a minor traffic offense, but the driver sped away with the officer giving chase.
The pursuit went up through Jamestown and then onto Highway 63 to Jasper, and then on Highway 190 towards Woodville with other law enforcement agencies assisting, including a state trooper who stayed right on their tail.
The trooper reported that the Jeep had a flat tire after going off the highway just west of Dam B, and was running on three tires and a rim with the Jeep beginning to fall apart.
The pursuit finally ended just east of Woodville after the Jeep stopped. Officers said the passenger was immediately arrested, but the driver fled on foot and was apprehended a short distance away.
The names of the suspects have not yet been released pending formal charges and arraignment. The Jeep was registered to a woman in El Campo, Texas.