A Kentucky man who led Nacogdoches County deputies on a chase across three counties early Monday remained jailed in Panola County on Tuesday.
Byaombe Mnyesulu, 21, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a state jail felony, and will be returned to Nacogdoches County to face prosecution, Sheriff Jason Bridges said.
Nacogdoches County deputies attempted to stop Mnyesulu at the intersection of U.S. 259 and Hwy. 204 around 2 a.m. Monday when he refused to pull over the dark-colored passenger car with an unreadable temporary tag that he was driving, according to authorities.
“The vehicle slowed down but refused to stop and continued on into Rusk County,” Bridges said.
The pursuit continued north on U.S. 259 to Mount Enterprise where Mnyesulu turned east on Hwy. 315 toward Carthage, Panola County Capt. Sarah Fields said in a written statement.
The vehicle crossed into Panola County at 2:14 a.m. with deputies in chase, Fields said.
It eventually was stopped after spike strips were deployed near FM 116, about 11 miles east of Mount Enterprise, Bridges said.
“We are once again thankful that the situation ended with no injuries and the suspect in custody,” Fields said, referring to an earlier high-speed chase that ended near Carthage.
Around 11 a.m. Sunday, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office chased a vehicle into Panola County along State Line road and U.S. 79.
Deputies in Louisiana reported the driver was throwing syringes and drugs out of his vehicle.
Eric James Martin, 37, was arrested on several warrants in Texas in addition to aggravated flight, obstruction of justice and possession of a controlled substance in Louisiana.