WAXAHACHIE — A foot chase kept several Ellis County Sheriff's deputies busy Thursday afternoon.

According to a release issued by the ESCO, deputies were first flagged down in regards to a disturbance at the Shell gas station located at the intersection of Interstate Highway 35 and Highway 66. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a woman sitting inside a vehicle and a male subject beating on the vehicle's window. Deputies then approached the man, who then fled on foot to a nearby trailer park. He was unable to be located.

Ellis County Sheriff's Department has identified the man as Michael Mackloren Pierce, 24, of Italy. Pierce is considered wanted out of Hill County for violating a protective order and the ECSO is obtaining an arrest warrant for evading arrest.