Man Attempts to Evade Deputies in Ice Cream Van

Man Attempts to Evade Deputies in Ice Cream Van

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars after leading deputies on a chase in Odessa on Sunday night.

The Ector County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9, they were called out to the 6800 block of West 42nd Street in reference to an ongoing disturbance.

According to the report, deputies saw a male subject enter an ice cream van and leave at a high rate of speed eastbound on 42nd Street.

Officials say they were able to catch up with the van at the intersection of Highway 302 and 42nd Street. The driver refused to stop, left the roadway and swerved off the road onto Highway 302.

The chase went through several blocks, the Ector County Coliseum Parking lot as well as a parking lot of Odessa College.

The chase ended after the driver drove through a fence near Loop 338 and West 16th Street.

However, the driver, later identified as Jack French, 50, took off on foot but he was later caught in a field.

French was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he was seen and released.

No injuries were reported in connection with the evading attempt.

French has been charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle.