On Sunday April 17, at approximately 10:57 pm, Wichita County Deputies were advised by the Texas Department of Public Safety that they were pursuing a blue and gold Ford Expedition on U.S. 287 and that they were currently in Clay County. Deputies began setting up near the county line in case the pursuit came into Wichita County.
Deputies were advised that the vehicle had struck a Bowie Texas Police Unit earlier on this date. The vehicle entered Wichita County and exited onto U.S. 287 Business. A spike strip was deployed and the vehicle’s tires were damaged. The vehicle continued travelling on U.S. 287 Business, Scott Street and then collided with a sign post at the intersection of Iowa Park Road and Central Frwy.
The juvenile driver fled the scene on foot. The juvenile female passenger was placed under arrest. She was transported to the Wichita County Juvenile Detention Center. She was reported as a missing person/juvenile runaway by the Belmont County Ohio Sheriff’s Office.
The juvenile male was arrested at approximately 8:46 am on 4-18-16 at the Boys and Girls Club located at 1318 6th Street. He was reported missing from St. Clairsville, Belmont County Ohio. He was transported to the Wichita County Juvenile Detention Center.