An attempt by a Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy to investigate what appeared to be a possible drug deal lead to a multi-agency high-speed chase Thursday afternoon. 

The deputy observed a suspicious grey Nissan parked in the roadway in the vicinity of Farm-to-Market Road 2012 and County Road 165. Its driver appeared to be studying nearby houses, and with a male walking toward the vehicle, the deputy suspected a possible drug deal in progress. 

When the patrol unit was pulling up behind the vehicle, the suspect pulled away at a high rate of speed. 

The subsequent pursuit lasted approximately 40 minutes and concluded in Gregg County on Highway 31.

Rusk County resident, Latreyus Willaims, 20, was taken into custody and charged with Felony Evading in a Vehicle. He currently remains in custody at the Rusk County Jail with no bond set as of press time. 

Rusk County Sheriff John Wayne Valdez thanked the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office and all responding Department of Public Safety troopers for their assistance in the safe conclusion of the chase and the arrest of this individual. 

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