CROCKETT (KYTX) - A suspicious person call early Sunday March 6, 2016 resulted in a police chase and two arrests.
Crockett Police report shortly after 3 a.m. officers received a call from a resident that a person was attempting to break-in to several trailers at at a local RV Park located on the south Loop.
Crockett PD officers arrived in the area and spotted a suspect vehicle leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the entrance of Snyder Trailer Park at Loop 304.
According to a press release from Crockett Police Chief David Cross, an officer approached the driver's side of the vehicle which was a 1997 Dodge Four Door and a white male was in the driver's seat and a white female was in the front passenger seat.
The officer began asking the driver for his license, and another PD officer approached the passenger side of the stopped vehicle and saw a shotgun lying next to the female passenger in the car. The second officer called out the weapon to the initial officer and the driver of the vehicle sped off.
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. The vehicle crossed loop 304 and headed north on Highway 287 headed towards Grapeland.
Grapeland PD officers joined the pursuit. The two occupants inside the vehicle began firing the shotgun at the pursuing officers. They shot out the back window of their car and the rounds struck two of Crockett PD's patrol cars in the front hood area and the front windshield area of both police cars.
The suspect turned onto FM 228 out of Grapeland and traveled approximately five miles and wrecked out by striking a fence. A fence pole actually penetrated the front windshield of the suspect vehicle but did not strike either suspect.
The male driver 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 on the male subject. The male suspect continued to resist and officers were able to get him handcuffed after a brief struggle.
The female passenger fled into the woods and she was caught several minutes later by officers and was taken into custody. The male and the female had meth on their persons that was recovered. The shotgun the suspects used to shoot at officers and spent shells were recovered from the suspect vehicle. Other evidence was collected from the inside of the suspect vehicle that clearly showed that the actors did shoot several times at the pursuing officers.
The male was identified as 24-year-old Earl Davis Williams from Georgia, and the female was identified as 24-year-old Kayleigh Anne Davis also from Georgia.
Williams was wanted out of Georgia for a Probation Warrant and a Parole Warrant. Both suspects are believed to have ties to the Aryan Brotherhood gang.
Earl Williams was charged with the following charges: WARRANT-PROBATION VIOLATION THE STATE OF GEORGIA WARRANT- PAROLE VIOLATION-THE STATE OF GEORGIA Local Charges: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON -1st Degree Felony AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON -1st Degree Felony UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY A FELON -3rd Degree Felony EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION – 3rd Degree Felony EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION- Class A Misdemeanor FAILURE TO IDENTIFY FUGATIVE – Class A Misdemeanor RESISTING ARREST, SEARCH, OR TRANSPORTATION – Class A Misdemeanor POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PG1 – State Jail Felony
Kayleigh Davis was charged with the following charges: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON -1st Degree Felony AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON -1st Degree Felony EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION – 3rd Degree Felony EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION- Class A Misdemeanor POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PG1 – State Jail Felony
Chief Cross would like to thank Grapeland PD for their assistance with this pursuit and the capture of these dangerous criminals.
"Lt. Lum, Sgt. Fajardo and Officer Little did a great job in apprehending these two very dangerous fugitives." "The bullets fired at officers did not penetrate all the way through the vehicle and therefore no officers were struck or injured by the projectiles." "If the suspects would have had a different load of ammo in the shotgun, we might not have been as fortunate." "Our officers showed great bravery in pursuing these armed fugitives' as they were taking fire." "This job is getting more and more dangerous every year and we should be proud of the men and women who wear the badge who put their lives in danger each day to protect others."