Longview police arrest 2, vehicle recovered
POSTED: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:06pm
On December 13, 2009 at around 6:18 p.m., Officer D. Stroud was off-duty and
on the way to work when he spotted a stolen 2003 GMC Sierra pickup truck thathe had taken a theft report on the previous day.
Officer Stroud notified dispatch that he was at Gilmer Road and West Loop 281 and marked Longview Police units responded to stop the vehicle. As officers activated their lights and sirens to signal the driver to stop, the driver failed to pull over and instead fled from officers. The two suspects occupying the stolen vehicle led officers on a pursuit from West Marshall Avenue at H.G. Mosley Parkway to the Hidden Hills Apartments at 614 Gilmer Road, where they abandoned the stolen truck and fled on foot. During the pursuit, the suspects threw a handgun out of the truck and it was recovered by officers.
One of the suspects, Derrick Demond Gray, was captured after running several
hundred yards into a wooded area. The other suspect, Fredrick Deyone
Garland, attempted to hide from officers by entering into an apartment without permission from the residents. Garland pled with the people inside the apartment to hide him, but they instead called police. Garland fled and
attempted to enter a second apartment to hide when he was apprehended by
Both Derrick Demond Gray and Fredrick Deyone Garland, were arrested and
booked into the Gregg County Jail. Gray was charged with unlawful possession
of a firearm by a felon (3rd degree felony) and evading arrest with a previous conviction (State jail felony). Garland was found to have several outstanding warrants for assault family violence, fail to register as a sex offender and a City traffic warrant. Garland was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (State jail felony), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (3rd degree felony), evading arrest with a vehicle (State jail felony), evading arrest (Class A misdemeanor) and criminal trespass (Class A misdemeanor).