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Man arrested after leading deputies on 20-mile chase, authorities say

Sammy Ketner
Sammy Ketner

HOUSTON – A man was arrested and charged after deputies said he led them on a 20-mile chase on April 14.

Deputies said they attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being driven by Sammy Ketner in the 20400 block of Cypresswood Drive.

Ketner, 52, failed to stop and attempted to evade deputies for 20 miles, according to authorities.

Deputies said the vehicle came to a stop after they deployed spike strips and disabled Ketner's vehicle.

Ketner then attempted to run on foot in the 4000 block of Pinecrest, deputies said.

Deputies said they used a Taser and were able to take Ketner into custody.

“The defendant, Sammy Ketner, was taken into custody and charged with felony evading in a motor vehicle before being booked into the Harris County Jail. A bond of $10,000 has been set out of the 180th Criminal District Court,” Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said.