Two charged in pursuit

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has charged two individuals in a high-speed chase that involved multiple agencies early Thursday morning. Aaron Wilson Briggs, 40, and Bryan Adam Scott, 37, both of Channelview, Texas, are currently incarcerated at the Nacogdoches County jail. Briggs is charged with a second-degree felony for
possession of a controlled substance while Scott faces felonies for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. At 3:50 a.m. Monday, an NCSO deputy patrolling the 10,000 block of U.S. 59 S. noticed a grey 2012 Toyota 4Runner that had been reported as stolen in Sansom Park, Texas, which is approximately 200 mile northwest of Nacogdoches in the Dallas area. The deputy alerted Nacogdoches Police and Texas DPS in the area about the vehicle, and activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop, at which point the driver of the 4Runner refused to pull over and began to evade law enforcement. Nacogdoches Police attempted to deploy a spike strip to stop the driver, which was ineffective. The driver continued along Loop 224 to the intersection with state Hwy. 7, where he turned and headed west. The driver continued through downtown, and west on state Hwy. 21, then back onto Loop 224, before turning onto U.S. 59 S.
Deputies and law enforcement continued pursuing the driver into Lufkin, where Lufkin Police Department officers deployed a spike strip and successfully punctured the driver’s tires. The driver continued through Lufkin and on to state Hwy. 103, where the driver pulled over and surrendered to law enforcement. Suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were found during an inventory of the vehicle.
Additional charges are possible in this case, which remains under investigation.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Nacogdoches Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Angelina County Sheriff’s Office and Lufkin Police Department for their assistance in this incident.