A man wanted for a parole violation fled from a deputy’s traffic stop Monday night in Brownwood, sparking a high-speed three-county pursuit that ended with the man’s arrest, sheriff’s officials said.
Dustin Lindley, 38, whose 1989 Mercury Cougar hit a deer during the pursuit, was booked into the Brown County Jail on the parole warrants and on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, jail records state.
According to a report by deputy Toby Mathis:
Mathis made a traffic stop at 11:30 p.m. for failure to signal a lane change. Mathis informed the driver, identified as Lindley, he had a parole warrant and asked him to exit the vehicle. Lindley drove off, driving at dangerously high speeds through residential city streets.
Lindley drove north on Highway 279 into Callahan County, then drove on State Highway 206 into Coleman County. Lindley reached speeds in excess of 110 mph through 60-mph zones, traveled through Burkett and eventually re-entered Brown County on County Road 113.
Lindley’s vehicle was disabled from mechanical problems on FM 585 at the CR 113 intersection, where Lindley was taken into custody.
Deputies searched Lindley’s car and found traces of methamphetamine and methamphetamine residue, marijuana grinders, marijuana residue, digital sales, syringes, rolling papers and methamphetamine pipes.