(Editor's note: The article has been updated throughout.)
A suspect in a pursuit is still at large after a police chase started in Anna, and the vehicle later crashed into a fence in Sherman Monday morning.
Anna Police were monitoring traffic on U.S. Highway 75 and checked a license plate on a vehicle that was found to be stolen out of McKinney, Anna Lt. Jeff Caponera said. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at about 9 a.m., but the white Cadillac sedan fled north.
Caponera said the vehicle reached speeds of up to 110 mph, and Van Alstyne and Howe Police were called to assist in the pursuit as it entered Grayson County. The pursuit then continued into Sherman, and the suspect drove onto Sam Rayburn Freeway. At one point the vehicle drove through the Herald Democrat parking lot and onto South Austin Street.
“He exited the roadway in Sherman and officers lost contact with the vehicle — lost visuals with him,” Caponera said. “Later, they located a car behind Sherman Power Sports on (Hwy.) 75.”
After the vehicle traveled a few blocks south on Austin Street, the driver exited from the vehicle after 9:30 a.m. The Cadillac crashed into a metal fence behind Sherman Power Sports. The male suspect fled the scene and evaded immediate capture by police. The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and Sherman Police assisted in searching for the suspect.
Jason Williams, an employee of Sherman Powers Sports, said he heard the crash as the vehicle hit the business' fence, but didn’t know what happened until police arrived on the scene. Surveillance footage from the business showed the driver flee the vehicle as it was moving and before it crashed into the fence, Williams said.
Caponera said the suspect was not apprehended as of 4 p.m. Monday, and he remains on the run.
“The driver of the vehicle was a white male, slender build with shaggy hair — that’s all we know,” Caponera said.
Those with information on the pursuit or the suspect’s location can call Anna Police at 972-924-2848.