High Speed Pursuit on Christmas
LIBERTY, December 26, 2013 - What should have been a routine family disturbance call, on Christmas day, elevated into a high speed car chase that involved three (3) different law enforcement agencies and resulted in the arrest of EDGAR EARL TAYLOR, for Felony Evading Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance with other possible charges pending.
At approximately 7:39 pm on Wednesday, December 25th. Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Nugent responded to a domestic disturbance call with a possible weapon involved and a violation of a Protective Order on FM 563 in the South-East part of the county. Upon his arrival, Deputy Nugent observed a pick-up truck accelerate at a high rate of speed, through the front yard of the residence and a ditch, heading north towards Hwy. 90. The pick-up truck quickly reached speeds of ninety (90) miles an hour as Deputy Nugent broadcast a high speed chase.
Very quickly, Sgt. Joel Davila and Deputy Reuben Arellano of the LCSO as well as DPS Troopers Cory Davis and Nathaniel Godfrey along with a Liberty Police Department unit responded to the chase.
Soon Taylor’s pick-up truck began to slow as the damaged tire began to shred and come apart. Edgar Taylor turned into a business and across a small field where his vehicle struck a sign and stalled. When ordered out of his vehicle, Taylor refused to exit his vehicle and a window had to be broken out to gain custody of Taylor.
A loaded rifle and two unloaded shotguns were found in Taylor’s vehicle as well as a packet of what later tested to be Methamphetamine.
Edgar Earl Taylor was placed in the Liberty County jail and is being held on what turned out to be a Temporary Restraining Order. He was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with other possible charges pending.