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Suspect strikes 3 official vehicles during 3-county pursuit

The police pursuit ended near the intersection of Gilmer and Hawkins in Longview. The police pursuit ended near the intersection of Gilmer and Hawkins in Longview.
The suspect's vehicle. The suspect's vehicle.
Jonathan Lee Anderson. Mug shot from previous arrest. (Source: Gregg County) Jonathan Lee Anderson. Mug shot from previous arrest. (Source: Gregg County)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

The pursuit of an evading suspect ended mid-afternoon on Tuesday in Longview.

A black Hyundai Sonata fled authorities in Camp County, leading authorities through Upshur County and then into Gregg County.

Officials have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Jonathan Anderson, of Pittsburg.

A bondsman in Camp County issued a release of assurity, and a warrant was issued Tuesday morning for Anderson's arrest.

A tip came in to the Camp County Sheriff's Office that Anderson had two warrants out, and that he intended to flee. The tipster reported that Anderson was going to meet up with someone at the ETMC in Pittsburg.

That's when officials spotted Anderson and tried to block him in at the hospital, instead, Anderson fled the scene in his black Hyundai Sonata, striking the Pittsburg Police Chief's vehicle and a truck belonging to the Camp County Sheriff's Office, then the side of an investigator's SUV, before fleeing south on Highway 271.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were on the scene where the pursuit ended in Longview, near the intersection of Gilmer and Hawkins.

Our crew reports that Anderson struck at least three vehicles in Morris County, but no word yet on damages in Upshur County, and at least one vehicle was struck in Gregg County.

At least one vehicle was struck near Gilmer Road. Officials  reported to KLTV that the last collision caused the Sonata to "wreck out"; the tires were blown and airbags deployed when Anderson was taken in to custody.

A video submitted to KLTV by a viewer shows a law enforcement official deploy a spike strip in front of the fleeing vehicle, just before it goes crashing into the curb on the side of Gilmer Road. But the chase didn't end there.

Anderson, in his Sonata, struck one more vehicle on Gilmer Road, before his tires blew, forcing him to flee on foot.

Authorities quickly apprehended Anderson.

Camp County Sheriff Alan McCandless says Anderson led authorities on another high speed chase on Sunday.

Anderson will be charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from the three official vehicles he hit in Camp County, on top of the two active warrants.

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