SAN ANTONIO – The Seguin Police Department has identified the man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Tuesday night as Sherrod McGee, 40.
McGee, who is being charged by the Texas Department of Public Safety with evading arrest, drove through three counties, including Bexar County, before crashing his vehicle into a tractor-trailer.
A Police Department official told KSAT.com that officers responded to a family violence victim's shelter for a call about a suspicious person. When officers tried to stop McGee, he fled in his Mitsubishi vehicle and the chase began.
Upon release from the hospital, McGee will be booked into the Medina County Jail where he is expected to face additional charges separate from the Department of Public Safety.
According to online records, McGee was convicted in March for assault with bodily injury. He was released from jail on June 18.
A 40-year-old man who led authorities on a high-speed chase through three counties including Bexar County has been hospitalized after crashing his vehicle into a tractor-trailer.
The Texas Department of Public Safety told KSAT.com that police responded to a suspicious person call at a family violence victim’s shelter in Seguin around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
When Seguin police officers tried to stop Sherrod McGee in a Mitsubishi vehicle for questioning, the chase began.
DPS spokesman Sgt. Orlando Moreno said troopers were notified after McGee fled from police west on Interstate 10 towards Bexar County. They started following the vehicle in attempt to get McGee to stop.
Moreno said when McGee continued to drive westbound on U.S. Highway 90 into Medina County, troopers were able to effectively deploy spike strips to puncture the vehicle’s tires and slow him down.
“The driver couldn’t maintain control of the vehicle and crashed into the trailer portion of a truck tractor semitrailer traveling east,” Moreno said.
The 60-mile chase ended just east of the intersection of Highway 90 and FM 471 in Castroville and McGee was taken into custody.
Because McGee complained of injuries, Moreno said he was transported to University Hospital. No other injuries were reported.
Moreno said McGee will be booked into the Medina County Jail and will be charged by DPS for evading arrest upon release from hospital. He said Seguin police will file its charges separately for McGee.