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Published on May 15, 2024
Harris County High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrests, Suspect Dezmond Washington Faces New ChargesSource: Facebook/Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4

A high-speed chase through the streets of Harris County culminated in the arrest of two suspects, after deputies intercepted a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The Harris County Constable's Office reported the driver engaged in a brief flight from the law on May 14, leading to a collision with a vacant house and a foot chase.

Deputies from Constable Mark Herman's Office had attempted a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle near the 4700 block of Glendower Lane when the driver, later identified as Dezmond Washington, refused to comply, triggering the pursuit. According to a Facebook post by Constable Herman’s Office, the chase ended when the vehicle struck an unoccupied building on the 5000 block of Purple Wisteria Lane, with the suspects attempting to escape on foot.

Following a swift perimeter setup, law enforcement officials detained both Washington and an unnamed juvenile accomplice. Washington, who was reportedly out on bond for prior offenses, faces fresh charges including Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Felony Evading. "Dezmond Washington was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Felony Evading. His bond and court information have not been set at this time. The juvenile was charged with Criminal Trespass and Evading on foot and released to his guardians." stated Constable Mark Herman. The juvenile involved was charged with Criminal Trespass and Evading on foot, and was subsequently released to his guardians.

Details regarding Washington's bail and court dates were not immediately available following the incident. The Facebook announcement did, however, note Washington's previous arrests, "The driver was identified as Dezmond Washington, who was out on a $4,500.00 bond for Criminal Mischief and Evading from an arrest our agency made on two days prior on May 12, 2024 and a $500.00 bond for Assault." The apprehended juvenile's information remains confidential due to legal safeguards for minors.