The Texas Department of Public Safety attempted to arrest a suspect for felony evading on state Highway 62 on Saturday, September 17.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 12:45 p.m., a 2021 black Ford F-350 dually was traveling northbound and driving recklessly while approaching mile marker 446. The Trooper was traveling southbound near the same location and saw the Ford.
The driver failed to stop for the Trooper after the emergency lights and siren were activated. The driver made his way to Interstate-10 and continued eastbound towards Louisiana. The Louisiana State Police and the Vinton Police Department were notified that the fleeing driver was headed into their state.
Once into Louisiana, the driver, identified as Matthew Jabaut, 54, from New Caney, drove to a local casino and stopped the vehicle, where Vinton P.D arrested him.
This incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.