Man arrested after early morning high-speed chase

TYLER (KYTX) - An early Wednesday morning high speed chase leaves one man behind bars in Henderson County.

Around 2:45 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a car that was going 47 mph in a 30 mph zone on FM 315 in Chandler, according to Chandler Police Chief Ron Reeves.

The driver of the car, Jimmy Lee, fled the scene and a high speed chase ensued into Smith County.

Chief Reeves tells CBS 19 that Lee drove at speeds ranging from 95 to 100 mph.

Lee eventually lost control of his car and crashed into a gate at St. Gregory's Catholic School.

According to Chief Reeves, Lee then fled on foot and was soon apprehended by an officer.

During the arrest, a baggie of what is believed to contain drugs was found on Lee.

Lee is wanted for felony warrant for parole violation and Chief Reeves tells CBS 19 that is what he thinks caused Lee to flee the scene.

In addition to the felony warrant for parole violation, Lee is being held in the Henderson County jail for evading arrest in a motor vehicle and on foot as well as possession of controlled substance, Chief Reeves says.



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