Dayton man charged with theft, aggravated assault after police chase

A wild multi-agency police chase ended with the authorities from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, Splendora Police Department and K-9 members from the TDCJ-ID Hightower Unit arresting a fleeing felon for Evading Arrest, Theft of Property and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

According to a statement from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, around midnight, Tuesday, July 23, deputies with the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office were on routine patrol near the Campbell Acres subdivision when one of the Deputies spotted a vehicle and driver that matched the description connecting to a property theft case still under investigation from the night before.

The deputy shared his suspicions with another deputy who happened to be close by. The second deputy, also familiar with the property theft case, eventually caught up the vehicle and conducted a routine check on the license plate, which came back as a stolen vehicle out of Liberty County.

The pursuit of the vehicle was soon joined by other deputies after the driver failed to yield and reportedly accelerated to speeds exceeding 85 miles per hour heading northbound on FM 2025. The deputies continued to pursue the vehicle, which turned onto Shell Oil Road, then crossing over FM 1725, and eventually onto Fostoria Tram Road. The fleeing vehicle turned into the Trails End subdivision making several turns onto various streets inside the neighborhood.

The driver reportedly drove southbound on Lee Turner and turned west on SH 105 toward Conroe. As the pursuit continued, the driver allegedly swerved several times to run deputies off the roadway, which was captured on dashcam video.

The driver continued heading westbound in the eastbound lanes of SH 105 causing one surprised motorist to take evasive action in order to avoid a head-on collision. The driver then turned onto North Duck Road in Montgomery County.

“Several miles into the chase the driver left the roadway and entered into a wooded area driving down a trail [until] its end. The driver fled running into the heavily wooded area. Due to the time of night and unfamiliar area to the deputies, a perimeter was set and K9 assistance with TDCJ-ID Hightower Unit was requested,” the statement continues. “Upon the arrival of K9 help, the driver, identified as Brady Lloyd, 39, out of Dayton, was taken into custody. Deputies learned the night before that Lloyd was found on the property of local San Jacinto County resident dumping materials onto a wooded lot.”

A neighbor called and reported the suspicious activities observed. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered the materials were stolen from local construction company. The watchful neighbor reportedly captured a picture of Lloyd and the license of the truck as he left, which provided solid leads to the deputies’ investigation. The stolen pipeline materials recovered are valued at approximately $48,000. There were no injuries during the pursuit and the stolen material was returned to the pipeline construction company.

Additional charges are still pending. At this time, Lloyd’s bond is set at $107,500.

“The defendant has a lengthy criminal history to include over 16 arrests since 1999. Of those arrests, the defendant has been convicted on eight felony charges to include arson, assault on a public servant, several drug possession and numerous burglaries. Dating back to 2010, the defendant has been sentenced in the penitentiary to over 10 years and served less than three years behind bars,” the statement continues.

Sheriff Greg Capers said afterward that he is very pleased with the investigation and extends his hand out for the assistance and cooperation of all agencies involved that led to the arrest of the defendant.

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