Deputies: Suspects arrested after one slams into Kingwood hotel

KINGWOOD, TX It happened at around 7pm when the three people arrived at a La Quinta hotel in the 22700 block of Highway 59. Investigators say they were there to conduct a drug deal.

Marked patrol units converged on the trio and tried to detain them. It was then deputies say two male suspects, Jason Michael Beyer, 25, and Randy Lee Wilkerson, 30, both of Houston, jumped into a stolen 2011 Ford F150 pickup truck.

Wilkerson, who was driving, then reportedly pulled into a parking space at the rear of the hotel, where he accelerated, ramming the truck into the side of the building.

Deputies say Wilkerson jumped out and fled on foot. Deputies chased him for about five blocks before they were able to arrest him.

Beyer, the passenger, didn't resist arrest, nor did Paula Jaunette Pifer of Humble, who was already out of the pickup when it struck the hotel.

Investigators say a search of the pickup revealed a bag containing methamphetamines, while another bag with methamphetamines was found on the sidewalk near the vehicle.

Wilkerson is charged with first-degree felony Manufacture/Deliver of a Controlled Substance; first-degree felony Engage in Organized Criminal Activity; Evading Arrest Detention w/ Vehicle (state jail felony); Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (state jail felony); Resist Arrest, Search or Transport (misdemeanor A).

Pifer is charged with first-degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity (first-degree felony). She was already out on bond from an unrelated arrest.

Beyer is charged with first-degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 2), and first-degree felony Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

The hotel building was damaged both on the inside and out. There were people inside the room that was hit, but fortunately no one was injured.

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