One of the charges that keeps popping up in Angelina County is evading arrest with a vehicle. That translates into several more weekly police chases, pit maneuvers, and hands-on takedowns than you would think.

There were two such arrests during the week of June 2nd through June 8th. Though journalists often describe the City of Los Angeles as the "car chase capital of the world" Texas as a whole has to be right behind them when looking at the statistics.

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Fleeing from or evading law enforcement is a crime in and of itself, but it only becomes a felony when you do it in a car, or even a golf cart since it is technically a motor vehicle.

Additional Charges Add Up If You Flee From Law Enforcement

Even if you manage to escape capture by running from the police in a vehicle, they likely have the license plate number, and will eventually capture you.

If you stole the vehicle, law enforcement might be aware of your identity from cameras at the scene of the crime or eyewitnesses. If your goal is to stay out of jail, adding more charges doesn't help.

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According to you could rack up these additional misdemeanor traffic charges if you flee:

  • Failure to control speed
  • Failure to drive in a single-lane
  • Running a stop sign or stop light
  • Making an unsafe lane change
  • Driving at an unsafe speed
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Driving the wrong way on a divided highway
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way road

Angelina County Felony Offenders June 2nd - June 8th, 2024

The following photos are of individuals booked into Angelina County Jail for felony-level crimes. The people pictured are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick

Read More: Felony Arrests In Angelina County May 26 - June 1 2024

Lufkin Home After Police Standoff

This is the current state of the home after an hours-long standoff with police in Lufkin.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick



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