Routine stop turns into hot pursuit across county
The Ellis County Press
ELLIS COUNTY - What was meant to be a simple traffic stop to advise a driver that a brake lig-ht was out on his trailer turned into a vehicle pursuit.
According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sgt. Jeremy Osteen attempted to stop and advise the driver of a black SUV pulling a flat bed trailer that he had a brake light out.
The observation was at the intersection of US-77 and FM-387.
Reports stated as the vehicle pulled in, two people jumped and ran from the passenger side and then the vehicle fled northbound on I-35.
As the fleeing vehicle was passing through Red Oak, one of their units driven by Officer Danny Williams joined in the chase.
During the ongoing pursuit, Sgt. Osteen observed the driver throw a bag out the window and gave that information to dispatch.
The bag item was later discovered on location by another Sheriff Deputy containing methamphetamine.
Units from the Sheriff’s Office and WPD located and detained Collie W. Sheets,36, and Tammy L. Sheets,37 ,the two who initially exited from the vehicle.
The pursuit ended when the fleeing vehicle wrecked out on the Parkerville Road exit.
At the time, Donny D. Adams ,36, fled on foot about a quarter mile after the crash before Sgt. Osteen and Officer Williams caught him.
Adams was taken by Lancaster Fire EMS to a Dallas area hospital where he was treated and released.
The SUV was reported stolen out of Balch Springs.
The trailer was stolen out of the Reagor Springs area of Ellis County but the owner did not know it was missing at the time.
Charges have been filed on the driver, Adams, of Seagoville as well as the two from Mesquite who exited the vehicle earlier on during the chase.