Suspect accused of ramming police cars during high speed chase identified

WOOD COUNTY - Tuesday afternoon, a man who led law enforcement officers on a high speed vehicle pursuit and manhunt has been arrested and in Wood County Jail.

William Eric Potter, 30, led officers on a chase starting at 9:50 Tuesday morning on Highway 312. He then led several agencies on a chase through Winnsboro into Franklin County and then back into Wood County.

After hitting several law enforcement units, Potter’s vehicle crashed at Highway 37 and FM 14 then led officers on a foot chase.

The manhunt lasted for several hours until he was located by a tracking dog team from The Texas Department of Corrections.

Potter was located near County Road 4761 in Wood County and taken into custody without further incident.

Potter was booked for an outstanding warrant for parole violated and additional charges are pending including evading and aggravated assault against a public servant.

Potter is being held without bond in Wood County Jail.

No injuries were reported. 

(© 2016 KYTX)


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