Police arrest evading suspect who rammed gates of Port Arthur refinery

Police arrest evading suspect who rammed gates of Port Arthur refinery

Police ultimately arrested a man who led them on chase through the city of Port Arthur as officers investigated a report that the man was repeatedly ramming the gates at the Motiva refinery with his car, reports Sgt. R. Rowe of the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to the report of an individual in a black Chevrolet Chevelle striking the gates at the plant on June 25. Officers traveled to the location, 2555 Savannah Ave., but the car was gone. A patrol unit located the suspect vehicle traveling west in the 3000 block of Highway 73. The officer signaled the vehicle to stop, but the driver continued, leading officers to Taylor's Landing. 

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies responded to assist police and deployed a tire deflation device that took the air out of the tires, but apparently did not deter the suspect. He continued driving and returned to Port Arthur as sheriff's deputies, constables and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers shut down intersections and traffic lanes to clear the way for the reckless suspect. 

Finally, the suspect stopped the vehicle, and the suspect was detained without further incident. He was arrested for evading in a motor vehicle and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. 

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