Officials: Man led Bexar County deputies on short pursuit, recorded it on Snapchat

He is charged with evading arrest

Clayton Louis Scherber (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested after leading Bexar County sheriff’s deputies on a brief pursuit.

Officials said the man, 22-year-old Clayton Scherber, also recorded the chase on Snapchat. The video, about 40 seconds long, was later posted to Reddit.

The video showed Scherber driving with several police vehicles behind him. He said he wasn’t going to stop his vehicle and yelled profanities.

The video ended with his vehicle stopped, officers surrounding him and showed cruisers in the background.

The incident happened at 4:16 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 on Bulverde Road at Smithson Valley Road, according to officials.

Deputies were dispatched to the area for a report of a disturbance.

After arriving on scene, Scherber left the area in his vehicle and initiated a police pursuit when deputies attempted to stop him.

The pursuit happened before Scherber stopped on Bulverde Road, officials say.

After he was stopped, Scherber allegedly refused to get out of the vehicle and held a knife up to his neck.

Officials say they negotiated with Scherber and were soon able to get him to drop the knife and exit the vehicle.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Scherber is charged with evading arrest.


About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.