Two charged after high-speed pursuit in Mount Pleasant
MOUNT PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) - A high-speed pursuit Tuesday in Titus County has landed two men in jail with multiple charges.
Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell said officers initially attempted to stop the two men about 8 a.m. after the driver failed to use a signal during a turn. The driver, Britton Jay Keck, 38, of Titus County, pulled into a Valero station at north Jefferson and Interstate 30. Keck then took off eastbound on a service road and merged onto the interstate.
Officers attempted to stop Keck, who was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph, Isbell said. Keck eventually headed northbound through several county roads before crashing through three barbed wire cattle fences into a ditch on private property in the 1500 block of County Road 3260, on the northeast side of the city.
Keck and his passenger, Ashley Ryan Latson, 37, of Mount Pleasant, fled on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and eventually captured the two men, who were taken to Titus County Medical Center for treatment for cuts on their legs from the barbed wire, Isbell says.
After being released, they were booked into the Titus County Jail.
Isbell says Keck had a prior felony warrant for driving while intoxicated, third offense or more prior to the pursuit. He has been charged with evading arrest detention with a vehicle, evading arrest on foot, driving while license invalid, possession and two counts of criminal mischief for damaging property.
Latson had prior warrants for open container, violating promise to appear and driving while license invalid. He has been charged with evading arrest detention and possession of a controlled substance.
Bail has not been set for Keck or Latson.
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