Lufkin police arrest man after 9-minute high-speed car chase

Lufkin police arrest man after 9-minute high-speed car chase
Lufkin police say Jason Brightwell led officers on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle Tuesday night. (Source: Lufkin Police Department)

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin police have arrested a man who they say led officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Brightwell, 29, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest after he allegedly fled from officers in a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Smith County. The police report states that officers initially were called to assist another agency to search for the vehicle, however after a short time an officer came upon the vehicle on Farm to Market Road 2021 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Brightwell allegedly refused to stop before leading police units on a nine-minute, high-speed pursuit.

Police say Brightwell eventually stopped at a home off FM 2021 and fled on foot with officers in pursuit. The foot chase continued through a wooded area before officers were able to apprehend Brightwell and take him into custody outside a nearby home on HH Allen Road.

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