LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Police Department:
LONGVIEW, TX - On July 12, 2010 at around 11:16 p.m., Longview Officers responded to 403 Rockdale for a report of a vehicle burglary and a theft of a vehicle.
Officers met with the victim, who stated that someone had burglarized his 1998 Pontiac Grand Am while it was parked in his driveway and in the process of doing so, took the keys to his 2002 Jaguar. The victim told officers that his Jaguar was now missing and reporting officers broadcasted a description of the vehicle to other on-duty personnel.
Immediately after hearing the description of the stolen vehicle, Officer Trevor Yates located it in the 4000 block of West Marshall Avenue. Officer Yates waited for back-up to arrive before initiating a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle. The suspect pulled over at first, but then fled from officers, traveling southbound on West Loop 281 from West Marshall Avenue.
Longview Officers and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety pursued the suspect until he struck a curb at West Loop 281 and Hubbard Drive and lost control of the stolen Jaguar. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the suspect exited and fled on foot into the Townhouse South Apartments. Trooper Brant Smith captured the suspect, Michael Christopher Ferris, and he was taken into custody without further incident.
There were no injuries reported due to the pursuit and Ferris was booked into the Gregg County Jail for evading arrest with a vehicle (State jail felony), burglary of a motor vehicle (Class A misdemeanor) and theft (State jail felony).