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Suspect fleeing scene hits community center with car

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV)- On November 21, 2009 at around 2:41 a.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to the Whataburger at 105 North Spur 63 for a report of a fight in progress.

As officers responded to the restaurant, it was reported that some of the subjects involved in the fight had guns. The callers were able to provide police dispatchers with the descriptions of the suspects and vehicles involved in the fight. When the first Longview Officers arrived on scene, one of the suspects exited the Whataburger parking lot in a late model white Cadillac, almost striking the officers who had gotten out of their vehicles.

Officers attempted to catch up to the white Cadillac, but lost sight of it on Cotton Street. Officers then began searching the area and located the white Cadillac at the Stamper Park Community Resource Center at 502 South Center Street, where they found the driver had crashed the Cadillac into the Community Center building.

Officers located and arrested the driver, Arthur Lee Taylor III, inside of the Cadillac as he attempted to leave the location on foot. Taylor was booked into the Gregg County Jail for aggravated assault on a police officer (1st degree felony), evading arrest with a motor vehicle with a previous conviction (3rd degree felony), driving with license invalid with a previous conviction (Class B misdemeanor), failure to identify as a fugitive from justice (Class A misdemeanor) and an outstanding warrant from the Gregg County Sheriff's Department for contempt of court.

No one was injured in incident at Whataburger or the crash, but the Community Center sustained heavy damage.

Press Release from Longview Police Department

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