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Hallettsville PD releases identity of man in county wide police chase

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Hallettsville Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation at the intersection of US Hwy. 77 S and W Fairwinds on Monday August 7, 2017 at 11:32 p.m. The vehicle came to a stop in the 700 Block. of W. Fairwinds.

Chris Devon Slack, 33, black male, of San Antonio, Texas stopped and started driving off several times before speeding westbound on Fairwinds towards Shiner. The vehicle failed to stop ignoring the patrol unit’s Emergency lights and siren. The vehicle then turned left at the intersection of 90A W. and U.S. 77A to go southbound on US 77A towards Yoakum, Texas.

Once the vehicle approached Dewitt County, Dewitt County Sheriff’s Office was able to provide assistance by deploying “Spike Strips” that deflated the air out of the front right and rear right passenger side tires. With assistance from Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office, Dewitt County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Cuero Police Department, the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of US HWY 77 A at US HWY 183 in front of the Cuero Dodge Dealership.

Upon making contact and identifying the driver, law enforcement found he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for an Assault Family Violence offense.

After further investigation, Slack was arrested for Evading Arrest/Detention with Motor Vehicle, a State Jail Felony; Possession of Controlled Substance PG 3<28g, a Class A Misdemeanor and for the Outstanding Warrant out of Bexar County for Assault Family-2 nd offense. 

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