A Red Oak resident was taken into custody after leading police on a chase to Plano early Saturday morning. James Tyler Fisher, 23, has been charged with evading arrest and detention with a vehicle.
Ellis County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald stated the Lancaster Police Department requested assistance from deputies in locating a vehicle involved in a disturbance from their city at about 6 a.m.
“Our deputies found the vehicle on the county line at Poe Road. Our vehicles then spotted it and got into a pursuit all the way up to Plano,” Fitzgerald explained. “The pursuit happened on Interstate Highway 35. He took north I-35 all the way to the tollway where he took the tollway all the way up to Briargrove Lane. He came to a stop at West Park Boulevard near ascot drive in Plano.”
Fitzgerald stated deputies spotted the vehicle when they passed it on the road. They turned around, but the car never stopped. Red Oak police officers spiked Fisher’s vehicle, but he continued driving. Speeds in the chase ranged from 55 to 70 miles per hour.
After his vehicle came to a stop, Fisher was taken into custody by police. No injuries were reported by officers or from other motorists on the roadway.
Assisting in the call were members of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Red Oak Police Department, and the Dallas Police Department’s helicopter unit.
Fisher remains in custody at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center with a bond totaling $1,500 as of Tuesday.