Officers arrest man after high-speed chase from Jasper to Zavalla

Christopher Robinson mug shot courtesy of Jasper Police.
Christopher Robinson mug shot courtesy of Jasper Police.

JASPER, TX (KTRE) - Authorities arrested a Jasper man Monday night following a 32-mile high-speed chase from Jasper to Zavalla, according to Jasper Police.

According to Chief Rodney Pearson, Officer Joshua Hadnot noticed Christopher Ray Robinson, 32, driving a car into a parking lot on West Gibson Street. Knowing he had a felony warrant, Hadnot contacted him before Robinson got in his car and drove away from the area, according to Pearson.

Pearson said a pursuit involving Jasper Police, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and the Angelina County Sheriff's Office began, with speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Robinson led officers down State Highway 63 into the Zavalla area and Angelina County deputies used spike strips to cause Robinson's front passenger tire to deflate, Pearson said.

Robinson got out of his car and tried to run away but an officer and his dog, Duco, tracked him down at a residence and arrested him, Pearson said.

Robinson is charged with evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance and burglary of a vehicle.

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