Police: Hudson man more scared of Taser than guns

Police: Hudson man more scared of Taser than guns

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly led them on a short car chase along FM 1194 early Tuesday morning, confronted officers who had drawn their pistols, and then decided to calm down when one of them pointed a Taser device.

Khriston Tyriq Young, of Hudson, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony probation violation for aggravated robbery, a third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 ounces, a state-jail felony evading arrest with a vehicle charge, and a Class A misdemeanor cruelty to non-livestock animals charge.

Collectively, Young's bail amount was set at $5,000.

According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, LPD officers attempted to stop Young's Pontiac sedan after he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Lotus Lane and North John Redditt Drive.

Young took off in his vehicle, and led the LPD officers on a 45-mph car chase 1.7 miles down FM 1194, the report stated.

A short time later, Young pulled his car into a dirt driveway, got out, and confronted the officers. Because the LPD officers saw him reaching into his back seat during the chase, they drew their pistols, the report stated.

When Young refused to listen to the officers, one of them pointed his Taser at Young, the report stated. At that point, Young quickly sat down and was taken into custody.

A search of Young's vehicle allegedly turned up cocaine. The report also said after jailers searched Young, they found a crack rock in his shorts pocket, the report stated.

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