Here is a video of the Saturday pursuit which led to the arrest of 27-year-old Kiran McLain.
At 12:06 p.m. Saturday, officers received a report
that a man’s Optimum work truck had just been stolen from Comfort Inn
& Suites in the 4400 block of South First Street. The vehicle – a
maroon Ford Lariat truck with company stickers –
was reportedly inbound on S. First Street with the suspect behind the
Officers caught up to the vehicle near Lufkin Mall
and attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver, who was later
identified as McLain, refused.
A six-minute, high-speed pursuit then ensued which began on South First Street and ended on state Highway 103 east.
McLain bailed out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot into a wooded area, but officers took him into custody.
McLain is charged with unauthorized use of a
vehicle, evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest, and criminal
mischief for a fence that he damaged during the pursuit.
City of Lufkin