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Suspect flees to woods during chase near Longview

From Staff Reports
Aug. 2, 2012 at 10 p.m.

A man who fled into the woods during a police chase on Interstate 20 was arrested Thursday morning.

The suspect, identified as Jason Ray Ragan, fled his vehicle and ran into a wooded area at the U.S. 259 and Texas 31 exit of I-20 after being pursued by Kilgore police officers and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Police set up a perimeter, and Ragan was taken into custody by DPS troopers after surrendering.

Ragan was held in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest, resisting arrest and reckless driving.



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