SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A week after authorities say he drove into a lake to get away from them, a Zavalla man is in a hospital after wrecking his motorcycle during Friday's high-speed chase.
Charges are pending against Larry Shane McHale, 35.
According to San Augustine Sheriff Robert Cartwright, McHale was in a four-wheel drive pickup when he rammed into a US Forest Service vehicle and a sheriff's office vehicle before driving into Lake Sam Rayburn and getting away in the dark on Jan. 20. Cartwright said they looked for him until 2 a.m. before calling off the search.
McHale caused $5,000 worth of damage to the vehicles.
Officers from the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office, DPS, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the US Marshals tried to arrest McHale Friday as he was leaving the back of his home in Broaddus at 9:40 a.m, Cartwright said. But McHale got away on a stolen motorcycle and got up to speeds of 150 miles per hour before wrecking it on road spikes on FM 705.
McHale was then taken by helicopter to a Shreveport hospital. His condition is not known, Cartwright said.
McHale is also wanted by the Angelina County Sheriff's Office on a parole violation.