Lufkin Police arrest motorcyclist after high-speed chase

Ronny Wayne Edens mug shot, courtesy of the Angelina County Jail
Ronny Wayne Edens mug shot, courtesy of the Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A high-speed chase in the city limits of Lufkin ended with the arrest of a Lufkin man Tuesday night, according to Lufkin Police.

Police arrested Ronny Wayne Edens, 49, outside of his residence on Joplin Street in Lufkin, for the state jail felony offense of evading arrest or detention, Class C misdemeanor offenses for disregarding a stop sign, driving without a driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and having an expired registration, according to the arrest report.

According to the report, an officer first observed Edens driving through a stop sign while he was driving a 1983 Suzuki motorcycle. The officer caught up to Edens on McMullen Street near Kurth Drive and tried to stop him, and Edens slowed the motorcycle and pulled over but then sped away, according to the report.

Driving southbound on Kurth Drive, Edens sped as fast as 80 miles per hour before turning westbound onto Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to the report. He then drove through neighborhood streets until he reached the front yard of his Joplin Street residence and stopping, according to the report.

Police then discovered that Edens did not possess a driver's license or liability insurance. The registration for the motorcycle expired in 2006, according to the arrest report.

The motorcycle was towed from the arrest scene and Edens was booked into the Angelina County Jail.

Edens also had two outstanding warrants held by the Lufkin Municipal Court, that were issued Monday, for loud and unnecessary noise and having no driver's license, according to the report.

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