Ector Co. man charged for evading arrest in stolen vehicle

Ector Co. man charged for evading arrest in stolen vehicle
Jason Waller (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A man was arrested after evading police in a stolen vehicle Tuesday night.

The vehicle was reported stolen and seen in the 5500 block of Andrews Highway by sheriff's deputies around 10 p.m.

According to a press release, Sgt. Brandon Blake initiated a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop, ignoring traffic signs and reaching speeds over 70 mph.

Officers followed the truck through several residential areas until the driver went through a fenced dead end, disabling the truck and continuing on foot.

He was eventually intercepted and identified as Jason Waller, 27, from Ector County.

After a brief struggle, Waller was arrested and charged with evading in motor vehicle and unauthorized use of vehicle.

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