Chase suspect sends car airborne in front of Montgomery County home

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 6:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 6:54 AM

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- Deputies north of Houston said a suspect led them on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning, sending his vehicle airborne in front of a Montgomery County home.

It was just before 1 a.m. when a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a red Monte Carlo on Highway 242 and Old Houston Road, officials said. As the deputy approached the stopped car, the driver took off.

Deputies said the man, who had a warrant for his arrest, hit speeds of 100 miles per hour as he traveled northbound on Old Houston. When he approached the intersection of FM-1485 he hit an elevated portion of the roadway, sending the car airborne.

The vehicle rolled several times and came to rest on the front porch of resident Tomas Adkins. Adkins told KHOU 11 he was asleep at the time but woke up when he heard the crash.

"It sounded like a bunch of missiles or bullets hit the side of the house," said Adkins. "Fortunately our dog, Reagan, he was inside. Everybody come out good, so that's all blessed."

Adkins and his wife found the suspect's car upside down right in front of their home, but deputies said no gunshots were ever fired.

Deputies said the suspect was taken into custody without further incident, and he was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

The sheriff’s office said this wasn’t the suspect’s first wreck this year. In January, he allegedly drove his Ford F-250 pickup off I-69 and hit a utility pole guy wire. In that crash, he was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

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