Hillsboro resident William Holland, 31, was arrested by the Maypearl Police Department in connection with a vehicle chase on Saturday. The chase took place in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 covering 13 miles through Ellis and Hill Counties.
“We had a pursuit on late Halloween, early first of November. It went into Hill County were it wrecked out and the subjects fled on foot. We have worked to identify the occupants of the vehicle, which we were able to,” Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey said. “We were able to obtain warrants. Saturday night we went and arrested one of them.”
Maypearl Officer William Pakula was on Farm-to-Market Road 66 monitoring traffic and observed the vehicle traveling at 78 mph in a 55 mph zone, Coffey said in a previous Daily Light article. Pakula pulled out behind him with the lights and sirens on to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle fled. The pursuit continued on FM 66 into Hill County and then left the main roads going off onto some dirt roads.
Dust clouds from the driver’s vehicle decreased visibility, so Pakula backed off to allow for more room and visibility as a safety precaution. Officers from Milford and the Grandview Police Departments provided assistance on the call. At one point in the chase, the driver of the 2006 Mazda pickup truck lost control and spun out, Coffey said in a previous article.
The driver regained control of the truck, but almost broadsided a patrol car. Pakula came around the curve, and the suspects’ vehicle was there. He had crashed into a tree. The driver’s vehicle wrecked out in the 500 block of Hill County Road 4434. When officers were able to reach the vehicle, the occupants were no longer there and had fled into the woods, Coffey said in previous article.
A search of the pick-up truck by police turned up ski masks, crowbars and bolt cutters, nine cell phones, binoculars, a range finder, social security and credit cards and 5.6 grams of methamphetamine. Officers then ran the plates of the vehicle, which came back to an address in Hillsboro. No law enforcement officers were harmed in the pursuit.
“He (Holland) was actually taken into custody at the (Hill County) Sheriff’s office,” Coffey said. “He was there for another related incident — a Hill County incident.”
Holland has been charged by the Maypearl Police Department with a felony charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury, a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. Holland remains in custody at the Hill County jail on unrelated charges from the Hill County Sheriff’s Department. These charges include evading arrest, theft of property over $20,000 under $100,000, theft of property over $1,500 under $20,000 elderly, theft of property over $500 but less than $1,500, theft of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, four charges of theft of property greater than $1,500 but less than $20,000 and parole violation hold. Holland’s bonds from Hill County total $165,000.