Casey Durant started his day Wednesday wanted for nothing more than a Class C misdemeanor warrant out of the Brownwood Municipal Court.
    When the day ended, Durant, 39, of Brownwood, was in jail on multiple charges including the original warrant and evading arrest with a vehicle with previous conviction, police and Brown County Jail records state. Durant was also hit with two charges of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
    Durant’s bonds total $170,000, and he remained jailed Thursday. A bond on an earlier drug charge was raised to $50,000 after Durant was arrested, jail records show.  
     Durant’s 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche was involved in a collision with a pickup in the 2100 block of Avenue E during Durant’s flight from police, officer Kris Salazar’s report states.
    According to Salazar’s report:
    Salazar and officer Jared Spohn were stopped in the 1500 block of Fisk at 4:30 p.m. when they saw the Avalanche turn from Fisk onto Third. Salazar believed the vehicle belonged to Durant and knew there was a Brownwood Municipal Court warrant for Durant’s arrest.
    Salazar attempted to follow the vehicle to determine if Durant was inside. By the time Salazar turned onto Third, Salazar saw the vehicle several blocks ahead. Salazar believed the vehicle was traveling at high speed. The vehicle turned onto Avenue E, and Salazar’s radar showed the vehicle traveling at 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.
    Salazar activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren, and the Avalanche continued on Avenue E. The driver disregarded a stop sign at Avenue E and Eighth. Salazar saw the Avalanche stopped in the 2100 block of Avenue E and saw debris from the Avalanche’s collision with a 1996 Chevrolet pickup.
    Salazar arrested Durant, who begged Salazar to arrest him just on the misdemeanor warrant because an evading charge would put him away. Spohn detained a woman who was a passenger in Durant’s Avalanche. The woman said Durant was running because he knew he had a warrant. The woman said she dropped down her visor to see if the police were after them and said she could see the emergency lights on the patrol vehicles. The woman was later released at the scene.
    Salazar located a tin with a variety of pills in Durant’s pocket, and Durant said he had a prescription for the pills.
    Durant told Salazar he did not see the patrol vehicles chasing him. Durant later said he saw the patrol vehicles but did not see their emergency lights, and said he did not hear Salazar’s siren because he and his music were listening to loud music.
    Salazar asked Durant why he continued to speed even after seeing the police, and Durant said he was just trying to get home.