PECAN GROVE, Texas — A 36-year-old man was found hiding in the woods after crashing into the Brazos River during a police chase early Thursday morning.
Rosenberg police said Charles Byrd is facing a felony evading arrest charge.
Around 4:45 a.m. police said they tried to stop a gray Ford F-250 that had been reported stolen. They said Byrd was driving and led them on a chase that started in Rosenberg and ended near the intersection of Pitts Road and Highway 90, in Fort Bend County.
Police said Byrd crashed through a private fence, continued through farmland and ended up crashing into the Brazos River. The truck was partially submerged, but Byrd got out and ran into a heavily wooded area.
Police set up a perimeter and Byrd was eventually apprehended. Police said he was wet and injured from the crash. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.