LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - Two people are now in custody, and a third person is still at large after the driver of a vehicle fled from a Longview police officer, lost control, and crashed into two vehicles and a fence on Alta Street on Sunday.
An LPD officer was patrolling the area of Tammy Lynn Street when he heard gunshots at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Longview Police Department. As the officer approached the area, a car drove off at high speed and the officer pursued it down French Street. The vehicle then turned left on Alta Street and failed to make the corner at Kriss Street.
“Heard sirens coming, and there was a black car that came hauling down the road, cops were following him,” said Alta resident Nicole Kierce.
“Scared me. I was shaking trying to see and then when I saw the police, the cars, everybody running,” said neighbor Erika Torres.
As officers pursued, the car went down French street, turned on Alta, then went through a front yard, clipping the rear end of a vehicle, crashing through a fence, and colliding with a pick-up truck parked in a nearby driveway.
“I could see smoke down here and see where they’d already done damage,” Kierce said.
Witnesses say the suspects got out of the vehicle and climbed a fence. That’s when one of the suspects was reportedly bitten by a dog.
“Two persons running out, they run to my back yard. Came and see all the mess they made with our cars. Here was three of them. One of them took off up the road,” Torres said.
The suspects hopped the back fence and continued on.
“My son and my son in law and the police tried to catch them, but they jumped the fence,” Torres said.
Several Longview PD patrol units showed up at the scene, and police officers searched the suspects' car. They found a clip and a few rounds of ammunition.
Officers took the two suspects to the Longview Police Department for questioning, and police are still looking for the third suspect.
Longview police officers arrested Dayson Markaycee Adaway, 21, of Longview, and charged him with evading arrest in a vehicle and evading arrest on foot. His collective bond amount has been set at $55,000.
Raven Reyes, 17, of Gladewater, was arrested and charged with evading arrest on foot. No bond amount has been set for her charge.
There were no injuries reported, and the incident is still under investigation.
“The Longview Police Department would like to remind the public it is against the law to discharge a firearm within the city limit,” the press release stated.
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the third suspect is urged to call the Longview Police Department at (903) 237-1199 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at (903) 236-7867. People may also submit tips at the Gregg County Crime Stoppers website.