high speed chase

Earl Glenn Wright Jr.

Thursday, Oct. 19, at about 9:58 p.m., Pinehurst Police Officer J. Lockett was on patrol in the 3300 block of West Park Avenue in Pinehurst, the Pinehurst Police Department said in a release, when he observed a gray Jeep traveling westbound on Park Avenue. The driver failed to use a turn signal, he said. Officer Lockett attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated in an apparent attempt to elude him. Officer Lockett was advised by dispatch that the vehicle was reported stolen in Beaumont.

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UPDATE 11-23-2016: The man killed has still not been identified, but both Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave per department policy, according to the most recent statement from JCSO PIO Marcus McLellan. The Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers are conducting the investigation.

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