Couple Runs from Sheriff with Baby on Board

A toddler was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, after becoming a passenger in a 100 mile an hour chase on Highway 14 north of Tyler.
The blue truck the girl was riding in crashed into a ditch at the intersection of Highway 311.

A man and woman in the truck were both arrested by Smith Sheriff's deputies. They are suspects in a string of smash and grab robberies in the county. |

Smith County Lieutenant Steve Chaney says the two are now facing several more criminal charges. "Right now, we're going to have the theft charges. Each one of them had some outstanding misdemeanor warrants. We've got felony fleeing in a vehicle. Evading detention. As well as we're going to pursue child endangerment charges."

The baby was taken to Mother Francis Hospital to be checked for injuries. She will now be handed over to Child Protective Services.