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Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins said on Tuesday that an early morning pursuit of a stolen car began in Lumberton and ended near Dam B in Tyler County when deputies used a spike strip to flatten the tires.

According to Sullins, his officers responded at about 1:30 to a report of an auto burglary in progress in the 500 block of North Village Creek Parkway, and they spotted the suspect leaving at a high rate of speed in a Honda CRV that had been reported stolen the previous day in Lumberton.

Sullins said the driver fled from Officer Colton Havard at speeds in excess of 100 miles-per-hour. The chase went through Silsbee and then up Highway 92 into Tyler County where deputies flattened the suspect’s tires with a spike strip in the Town Bluff area, causing him to stop.

However, it wasn’t over yet. Sullins said the suspect fled on foot and remained at-large for several hours before he was located and taken into custody.

He has been identified as 25-year-old Jordan Redmond Higuera, of Beaumont. Higuera later appeared before Justice of the Peace Melissa Minton and he was charged with Evading Arrest With a Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicular, and Possession of 56 Grams of Methampetamine. His total combined bond was set at $100,000.00, and at last word he remained in the Hardin County Jail.

Chief Sullins noted that several more criminal charges related to auto burglaries are expected to be filed against Higuera on top of the charges he already faces.


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