Suspect arrested in chase with toddler in vehicle

Fayette County arrest 28-year-old wanted on robbery and assault family violence charges

FAYETTE County- Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek said on Sunday, April 25, 2021, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office helped Bastrop County with a chase on FM 153, heading towards Winchester.

Bastrop County said the driver was possibly involved in a disturbance, was possibly intoxicated, and had active warrants out of Hays County for robbery and assault family violence. There were subsequent reports that there was a toddler in the vehicle.

Fayette County Deputies Jared Michalec, Orlando Buitron, and Herman Olvera assisted Bastrop County in the pursuit, which ended at a house in the Clear Lake Pines Subdivision, near Winchester. The suspect, Christian Alvarez, 28, of La Grange, was arrested and in the custody of the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office. Further charges are pending against a passenger in the vehicle.

The toddler was not hurt.