Athens Review, Athens, Texas

November 13, 2013

Chase suspect indicted

Man accused in several charges

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — A Eustace man who led Athens Police on a harrowing chase, in which he allegedly rammed two patrol cars, was indicted by a Henderson County Grand Jury last week.

True Bills were returned against Jeremy Richard Jarrett, 26, for individual counts of aggravated robbery, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, criminal mischief more than $1,500 and theft more $1,500. The indictments also included counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.

Jarrett was arrested Sept. 18 in Brownsboro after a pursuit that began after an APD officer, responding to a report of a robbery at the EZ Way convenience store on East Corsicana Street saw Jarrett get into a red GMC truck. Officers ordered Jarrett to exit the vehicle, but he sped away from the scene. Police began to pursue the vehicle down several city streets, then eastbound on State Highway 31.

APD reports indicate the officers continued pursuit of the vehicle into the city limits of Murchison where tire deflation spikes were deployed, causing the suspect’s left front tire to go flat. Despite the deflated tire, Jarrett continued eastbound on State Highway 31 with officers in pursuit.

Shortly after entering Brownsboro city limits, according to reports, Jarrett stopped in the middle of the road, put the GMC in reverse and rammed into the front bumper of an APD patrol car.  Jarrett then made a U-turn into a grassy median and began driving west on State Highway 31 toward Athens.  Moments later, Jarrett rammed a second vehicle.

According to reports, Jarrett finally came to a stop in the westbound lanes where he exited the vehicle. Officers ordered Jarrett to the ground, but had to use a taser to subdue him. No one was injured in the chase.