POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:45am
UPDATED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:46am
Longview, Texas (KETK) —
An East Texas man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase Sunday morning.
According to Kristie Brian with the Longview Police Department, Alton Dean Jester, 27, of Longview, is facing charges including evading arrest and unauthorized use of a vehicle after a high-speed chase resulted in a crash.
Around 7:00 a.m., Sunday morning, officials were dispatched to a car chase on Estes Parkway in Longview. Jester began driving toward Hallsville when he crashed into a power pole. He then left the vehicle and began running on foot before eventually being caught by officers.
Jester is no stranger to Gregg County law enforcement, having been previously jailed for the following:
Drug possession (multiple charges)
- Unauthorized use of vehicle
Jester was taken to a local hospital after the crash when he claimed he was ill and to be checked on as a precautionary.
Upon his release, he will be booked into the Gregg County Jail.