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Suspect flees traffic stop, crashes vehicle, deputies say

Thompson Levarr Lavelle arrested on felony evading charges

Thompson Levarr Lavelle
Thompson Levarr Lavelle

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop in the 20400 block of Holzwarth Road Friday and leading a deputy on a chase, the constable's office said.

Constable Mark Herman's Office said a deputy observed a traffic violation and pulled over a man later identified as Thompson Levarr Lavelle.

The deputy said as he returned to his patrol vehicle during the course of the traffic stop, Lavelle drove away and a pursuit ensued.

The deputy eventually lost sight of Lavelle's vehicle, the constable's office said.

Other deputies in the area learned Lavelle crashed his vehicle into a curb and ran from the area of Interstate 45 and FM 2920, but quickly found him and took him into custody without further incident.

Lavelle was booked into the Harris County Jail on felony evading charges.

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