RED OAK — An Italy resident wanted on outstanding warrants was apprehended following a foot chase with Red Oak Police on Tuesday.
Police took Rusty Eugene Jordan, 31, into custody and charged him with evading arrest in a vehicle, evading arrest on foot and possession of a controlled substance under one gram.
“On Tuesday at approximately 12:27 p.m., Red Oak Police personnel observed a Chevy Monte Carlo weaving in and out of traffic. The officer observed additional violations and attempted to initiate a traffic stop based on the erratic and reckless driving,” Red Oak Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Marc Schroeder said. “The suspect's vehicle failed to yield to the emergency lights and sirens and continued south on Interstate Highway 35E until it took the exit towards Highway 287 to Midlothian. The suspect's vehicle continued evading until it collided with a tree in the 7600 block of Spring Branch Road.”
Schroeder stated that Jordan exited the vehicle and took off running east through a wooded field. The primary officer relayed the identifying information to the other responding units as the officer detained the remaining occupants inside the vehicle. The driver was described as a white male wearing a camouflage shirt and shorts and a blue and gray baseball hat.
“Multiple units arrived on location and set up a perimeter in the area and received information that the driver was hiding in the nearby creek bed between two bridges,” Schroeder stated. “Red Oak Police personnel checked the area and located the suspect in an open field hiding under a tree.”
A records check revealed that Jordan had an active warrant for a parole violation that was issued by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and a second warrant, issued by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, for possession of a controlled substance under one gram.
Following his arrest, Jordan was transported and booked into the Red Oak jail.
The Wayne McCollum Detention Center’s website states that Jordan had been transferred on Thursday to the facility in Waxahachie. He was booked into the facility at 2:28 a.m. Other charges listed on the detention center’s website Jordan faces include a parole violation for burglary of a habitation from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia from the Grand Prairie Police Department.
Personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the Midlothian Police Department assisted with establishing the perimeter and subsequent search, which aided in the apprehension of Jordan.
As of 1:30 p.m. Jordan remains in custody at the detention center with bonds totaling $17,500.