Suspect leads police on wild chase over fences throughout a Lufkin neighborhood

Mugshot courtesy Angelina Co Jail
Mugshot courtesy Angelina Co Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A police call that began as a reported suspicious person quickly turned into a police chase that led officers through a neighborhood, over several fences and through several residential yards before capturing their suspect.

Why did he flee?  Police suspect it was because of the outstanding arrest warrants against him.  Now the charges against Cody Jefferson Wade, 22 of Zavalla are piling up.

It all started when police received a call that a suspicious person was spotted walking around a building at the intersection of Newsom and Bynum Streets.

When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the suspect's description and tried to speak to him, but he fled on foot.

A chase ensued and Wade was finally caught in the yard of a residence in the 600 block of Kiln Avenue.  Even then, police say he refused to surrender and tried to break free.  Police managed to handcuff him and immediately took him to the Angelina County Jail.  Police say they also discovered Wade had several small bags of cocaine.

Wade is now charged with Evading Arrest or Detention (State Jail Felony), Resisting Arrest or Transport (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Third Degree Felony), an outstanding arrest warrant from Angelina County for Revocation of Probation (previous Burglary of Habitation charge), and three outstanding arrest warrants from Lufkin Municipal Court for Speeding and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (Class C Misdemeanors).  The penalty for Evading Arrest or Detention is enhanced to a State Jail Felony due to Wade's previous conviction of the same offense.

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