Name Released From Houston Pursuit that Ended in Livingston, LIVINGSTON, September 23, 2022 - The name of the driver who attempted to evade police starting in Houston during the night on September 21 has been released. Brandon Ibarra, 20, of Channelview, was driving a Chevy pickup that had the license plate from a Toyota car was traveling in Houston (Beltway 8 at Wallisville Road) when a constable attempted to pull him over. Ibarra decided to evade and a pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies ensued (including a police helicopter) on US-59 North. Additionally, Ibarra was in possession of an AR15 rifle. The pursuit made it to Polk County and ended when Deputy Justin Murdock with the Polk County Sheriff's Office successfully spiked Ibarra's tires. Ibarra took the Business 59 exit (north-bound side) and finally stopped on Pan American Drive. Ibarra was booked into Polk County Jail.
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LIVINGSTON, 1 am, 09/22/22: After the allegedly armed suspect stopped on Pan American Drive in Livingston, Police used a loud speaker to talk the suspect out of his vehicle.
Pursuit Starts in Houston, Ends in Livingston, LIVINGSTON, September 22, 2022 - At approximately 12 midnight on September 22, 2022, a constable in Houston attempted to stop a black Chevy Silverado pickup in Houston (Beltway 8 at Wallisville Rd.). The driver chose to evade and a long pursuit that lasted for about an hour ended when Deputy Justin Murdock, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, successfully spiked the tires of the suspect vehicle as it was entering the Livingston City Limits. The driver (name being withheld at this time) continued and took the Business 59 Exit (Pan American) and finally stopped about halfway down Pan American. The suspect was allegedly armed (AR15 rifle). Troopers, constables, Livingston Police, and Polk County Deputies converged on the vehicle. For safety, officers used a loud speaker and talked the suspect out of the vehicle with hands visible the entire time. The suspect complied with the commands and was successfully cuffed and apprehended by Deputy Caleb Boyer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The suspect has been reportedly transported to Polk County Jail where he'll be booked in.
Editor's Note: We'll update this story if and when more information is made available.
The suspect complied with all the police commands (delivered by loud speaker).
Deputy Caleb Boyer cuffed the suspect.
Deputy Caleb Boyer transported the suspect to Polk County Jail.
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