Beginning in a school zone in Wortham, a high-speed chase resulted in confiscation of drugs, cash and a handgun.
The new year has been action-packed for area law enforcement, especially for Wortham PD. On Thursday, January 19th, Wortham PD Officer Price was working afternoon traffic around 3:35 p.m. when he observed a vehicle speeding through the school zone.
When Office Price attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle attempted to flee the area, resulting in a pursuit that lead them North on 5th Street between the High School and Jr. High Schools. The suspect disregarded multiple stop signs, putting people in danger.
Multiple officers responded to the call; pursuing the vehicle east on FM 27, then north on FM 246 to I-45, where the vehicle headed south. Once reaching the 211 exit in Streetman, the suspect exited, looping around to the service road on the northbound side of the interstate.
From there the vehicle continued south and merged with Highway 75. By this time DPS and Freestone County Sheriff’s Deputies were closing in on the chase. At FM 833, spike strips were deployed successfully, disabling the vehicle.
At this point, officers conducted a felony stop where the three male suspects were removed from the vehicle and taken into custody without further incident.
Once the suspects were in custody, it was discovered that drugs and a gun had been thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit. Recovered from the side of the road was a substantial amount of marijuana, pills, and a handgun.
The three suspects are De’Kimbe Mosley, Cary Peterson, and Terry Lynn Peterson.
There were no injuries or damaged law enforcement vehicles during this incident.
Traffic was shut down on Hwy 75 at FM 833 on Thursday afternoon, January 19th, as spike strips were deployed to put an end to a high-speed chase through Freestone County, Texas. Responding were Wortham PD, Texas State Troopers and the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office.