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High speed chase ends near Elkhart
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TRINITY – A high-speed chase that began in Walker County and passed through Trinity early Monday morning ended with the arrest of a 39-year-old Huntsville man near Elkhart. Matthew Biscamp was charged with felony evading arrest following a pursuit that involved officers from three counties. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, Officer Travis Bryan was on patrol at about 1:20 a.m. when he joined Walker County sheriff’s deputies who were chasing a 2010 Hyundai north on Highway 19 through Trinity. Jones said he was home when he was notified of the chase and decided to take over Bryan’s patrol while the officer assisted the Walker County officers. However, Bryan soon radioed that the Walker County officers had stopped at the Trinity/Houston county line and that he was the only officer still in pursuit of the suspect vehicle. Jones noted that Walker County uses a digital radio system that is not compatible with the radios used by Trinity officers so Bryan could not ask them to continue the chase. “The Walker County officers later apologized. They though that Trinity County deputies had also joined the pursuit and would be able to back up Officer Bryan,” Jones said. The police chief said after receiving Bryan’s call for assistance, he joined the chase and began heading up Highway 19 toward Crockett. “The suspect slowed down in Lovelady and it looked like he might be stopping,” Jones said. “Officer Bryan was all alone at that point and was asking for help.” However, instead of stopping, the suspect vehicle began speeding again after it got through the Lovelady area. Bryan continued the chase until Crockett police and Houston County deputies took it over near Crockett. The Houston County officers finally stopped the vehicle near Elkhart where they took Biscamp, into custody.

 

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