Man arrested after leading police on chase in Spring area

SPRING, TX (KTRK) -- A wild chase in Spring ended in a crash, when the suspect plowed into a car with children inside.

The call for help came in around 6pm, according to precinct 4 deputy constables. A woman said her husband was hurting their 4-year-old child and it may have started at a birthday party. As deputies arrived the man drove off leading them on a chase and striking an innocent driver near Kuykendahl Road and Louetta.

"I looked in my rear view mirror and as I was making sure my three-year-old grandson was OK that's when I saw him riding the curb with his car and then he ducked and ran into the parking lot and so then I saw the police car come and stop and we signaled that way," said eyewitness Vernet Featherson.

Deputies ran in that direction on foot as the suspect led them through several business parking lots in the area and into a neighborhood. One of the deputies twisted his knee while jumping a fence but the man running from them was captured within about 15 minutes.

"We're real fortunate that during the felony evading that no other vehicles were struck it didn't cause any major accidents and also when he was running across the roadway that he wasn't struck by a vehicle or our deputy wasn't struck by any vehicles either," said Lt. Oscar Muniz, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's office.

Deputies identified the man as 31-year-old Joey Jackson and his arrest was a relief, especially to those who were in his path.

"It was very scary. I'm teaching my son to drive so I guess it's a good lesson. I always tell him you have to watch out for everyone else," said Featherston.

Jackson faces felony evading and felony injury to a child charges.
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