UPDATE

Vehicle chase yields 1 arrest, 1 suspect still at large


A Chico man has been taken into custody and another man remains at large after a vehicle chase through two counties Thursday afternoon.

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord around noon, but the driver fled. As the northbound pursuit reached the city limits of Alvord, the driver slowed and his passenger jumped from the vehicle in the area of Speer Lane and South Hubbard Street. Akin said the driver sped off.

“Our (pursuing officer) told the passenger, ‘you stay right there,'” Akin said. Besides that unit, there were no others on scene at the time.

The chase continued north on 287 into Montague County, at times driving across the median into oncoming traffic, before turning west onto Bryan Road near Sunset. Akin said there the driver wrecked his vehicle and fled on foot. After a search by deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Akin said officers apprehended Shawn Payne, 29.

In the meantime, Akin said law enforcement officers  converged in Alvord near the area on Speer Lane where the passenger jumped out of the car. Deputies hadn’t caught the suspect and were still on scene as of 3 p.m.

The sheriff said deputies didn’t see weapons on the subject but would consider him dangerous until they knew otherwise. A description of the man wasn’t available, he said.

Alvord ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Brown said the district dismissed normally Thursday afternoon but had requested a law enforcement presence at its home games that evening.

 

 

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