HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A woman with ties to the Aryan that was involved in a police chase through Crockett and Grapeland back in March accepted a plea bargain deal of seven years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for her part in the incident.
During the chase, the suspects shot at two of the pursuing police vehicles.
As part of the plea bargain deal, Kaleigh Davis, 24, of Georgia, pleaded guilty to a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
According to a press release from Crockett Police Chief David Cross, officers were called out to Snyder Trailer Park on Loop 304 around 3 a.m. on Sunday about a suspicious person trying to break into trailers. Cross said officers were able to spot the vehicle leaving and they were able to make a stop.
Cross said while one officer talked to the male in the vehicle, a second officer spotted a shotgun on the passenger side and alerted the first officer. Cross said at that moment, the driver, identified as Earl Williams, 24 from Georgia, sped off from the officers.
"Crockett PD officers began pursuing the vehicle north on Fourth Street through town, and it crossed over the square and continued north on Fourth Street," Cross said. "The vehicle crossed Loop 304 and headed north on Highway 287 headed towards Grapeland. Grapeland PD officers joined the pursuit. The actors inside the vehicle began firing the shotgun at the pursuing officers."
Cross said that Williams and Davis shot out the back window of their car, and the pellets from the shotgun rounds struck two of Crockett Police Department patrol units in the hood and windshield areas of both SUVs.
Cross said the chase ended after Williams turned down FM 228 and drove about five miles before running off the road and hitting a fence.
"A fence pole actually penetrated the front windshield of the suspect vehicle but did not strike either Williams [or his passenger Kayleigh Davis, 24 from Georgia]," Cross said. "[Williams] fled on foot and officers chased him on foot and were able to catch up to him. He did not follow officer's commands and resisted officers, and CPD officer deployed his Taser."
Williams continued to resist, and the CPD officers were able to get him handcuffed after a brief struggle Cross said.
Cross said Davis fled into the woods and she was taken into custody several minutes later.
The press release stated Williams and Davis had meth that was recovered. Cross said the shotgun the suspects used to shoot at officers and spent shells were recovered from the suspect vehicle.
Williams was wanted on a probation and parole warrant from Georgia. He was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of evading arrest, failure to identify, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.
Davis was originally charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of evading arrest or detention, and possession of controlled substance.