Lufkin Man Arrested After Nearly 2-Hour Motorcycle Pursuit
Marcus Smith, 30, was arrested after leading several law enforcement agencies on a nearly two-hour, mostly low-speed pursuit following a disturbance call at the 200 block of Denman in Lufkin in which he allegedly choked and slapped a woman. Before officers arrived at the apartment where the disturbance occurred, the victim said Smith had just left on a red "crotch rocket" motorcycle.
According to a Lufkin Police report, an officer caught up to Smith and initiated a traffic stop on South First Street but he refused to pull over and accelerated to a high rate of speed. The chase went from Diboll to Fairview and Beulah, then back into the Lufkin city limits before Smith headed out Highway 69 south.
The chase went through Huntington, Zavalla and into Jasper County before Lufkin officers had to terminate due to lost radio and cell signal. Two DPS units continued to pursue Smith and took him into custody after he met a barricaded road with high water.
Smith is charged with evading with a vehicle and assault/family violence impeding breath.
In a separate incident, Daniel Gueary, 21, was arrested following a vehicle pursuit with a stolen vehicle around 2:30 a.m. An officer was on patrol when he passed the stolen Toyota Camry on Feagin Drive. He initiated a traffic stop but the driver refused and continued on. The driver went from Feagin to Loop 287, to U.S. 59 and finally into the Crown Colony subdivision where the occupants all fled the vehicle on foot.
Gueary was the only person in the car who was located and arrested. Officers could not determine which of the suspects was driving. Gueary told officers he was the backseat middle passenger. He told the same story several times and his story did not change.
He told officers that he did not know the vehicle was stolen but after getting into the pursuit, noticed that there was a knife in the ignition. Gueary is charged with evading arrest. He also had six warrants.