Magnolia, August 14 – On August 5, 2019, Deputies with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable Chris Jones’ Department attempted to make a traffic stop of a white Mercedes SUV.
Deputies observed that the out of state license plate on the vehicle was expired and attempted to stop it on FM 1774 in Magnolia. The driver of the vehicle, who was later identified as Dustin Russell, a 36 year old male from Longview, accelerated and tried to evade from the Deputies.
Russell drove at a high rate of speed and ran a red light as he turned on onto Coleman Road across from High Meadow Ranch Subdivision. After running out of road, Russell drove the vehicle into a field and tried to run on foot towards the woods.
Deputies caught Russell after the brief foot chase and he was taken into custody. The vehicle was identified at the location and was found to be stolen from Longview, TX. Russell had previously ran from Precinct 5 Deputies in a stolen vehicle and arrested back on August 3, 2018.
Russell was arrested for evading in a motor vehicle with a previous conviction (Second Degree Felony) and for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (State Jail Felony). Russell was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and released to jail staff.
Constable Chris Jones commented, “The Precinct 5 Constable’s Office is dedicated to the citizens in Montgomery County. The protection of people’s lives and property are a priority. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners in the community and take care of the people who we are sworn to protect.”