Roy Emanuel Hooks, 59, is charged with felony evading in a motor vehicle and terroristic threat of family members.
UPDATE: Booking photo of the suspect who led our officers on a lengthy pursuit that ended in downtown Houston during rush hour on Tues. The suspect, Roy Emanuel Hooks, 59, is now charged with felony evading in a motor vehicle & terroristic threat of family members. #hounews pic.twitter.com/CFsZBeXQKL— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 6, 2020
Since the original family disturbance call occurred in the Fort Bend County limits of Houston, the charges are filed in that county. Photo courtesy of @FBCSO.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 6, 2020
SkyEye, which had followed the pursuit from southeast Houston where it began, captured officers pulling Hooks out of the vehicle after it drove up on a sidewalk in the area of San Jacinto and Rusk just after 4:30 p.m.
According to police, officers began pursuing the suspect in a dark-colored car around 3:30 p.m.
WATCH: SkyEye captures wild pursuit on South Freeway
Police said the chase was tied to a disturbance call from a home in the 4900 block of E. Ridge Creek Drive at around 1:30 p.m. When officers arrived, a black male inside a Nissan SUV refused to get out of the car.
The driver then sped off and officers gave chase.
SkyEye caught up with the chase in progress in the area of the East 610 Loop at Highway 225. Hooks got off the highway and took multiple turns on surface streets, before re-entering the freeway at 610 and the Gulf Freeway.
Hooks then headed northbound on I-45 and later exited at Scott Street, traveling on the feeder road. He then took Pease into downtown.
Along the way, Hooks hit the fender of one innocent driver.
HPD briefly backed off when the pursuit became too risky to continue in the crowded downtown area.
But officers spotted Hooks and resumed the pursuit, before he was taken into custody. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
#HPDintheAir One of our helicopters is assisting patrol officers in a vehicle pursuit that began about 3:30 pm. and is now NB on Gulf Fwy near Griggs. Prelim info is male suspect, possible armed, is driving a black Nissan truck. Please avoid the area. #hounews #houtraffic— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 4, 2020
The pursuit reached the downtown Houston area and was discontinued a short time ago. Officers have been advised of the suspect's identity and will continue the investigation into his actions. #hounews #houtraffic https://t.co/fDndjNSH2u— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 4, 2020
HPD commanders and PIO are en route to San Jacinto at Rusk in downtown Houston after a suspect who led our officers on a lengthy vehicle pursuit was taken into custody a short time ago. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 4, 2020
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