A Brownwood man remained jailed Wednesday on a parole warrant and on an allegation that he fled from a deputy Tuesday night, sparking a 65-mile pursuit that also entered Coleman and Callahan counties.
Reid Phelps Jr., 54, was booked into the Brown County Jail on the parole warrant and on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, jail records state.
Accord to deputy Jose Rodriguez’s report:
Rodriguez and Corp. Kaleb Hopson were en route at 8:22 p.m. to help investigator Carlyle Gover with a stolen vehicle found in Lake Brownwood. While driving on Highway 279, Rodriguez saw a Mustang convertible at the stop sign at FM 2492 and Highway 279.
Rodriguez recognized the driver as Phelps and knew Phelps had a parole warrant. Rodriguez turned around and saw that the Mustang driver had turned around on FM 2492, Rodriguez’s report states.
A pursuit began and lasted about 40 minutes, ending at Phelps’ residence on CR 215. Phelps got out of his vehicle, put his hands in the air and obeyed commands.
As Rodriguez detained Phelps, Hopson spoke with the female passenger and noticed a marijuana grinder on the driver’s seat. Deputies searched the vehicle and found 2.3 grams of methamphetamine, Rodriguez’s report states.