Afternoon chase crosses Clay/Wichita county line and lands man behind bars

Afternoon chase crosses Clay/Wichita county line and lands man behind bars

CLAY COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - A Plano man is behind bars in Clay County after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase that crossed county lines.

Wednesday afternoon, a Clay Co. Sheriff's Deputy saw a vehicle, later determined was being driven by Joseph Michael Gregory Howser, speeding on northbound U.S. 287.

The deputy signaled for Howser to pull over with his emergency lights but Howser instead sped off.

During the pursuit, the deputy said Howser was throwing multiple unidentified objects from the vehicle.

The chase continued into Wichita County with deputies and DPS troopers in pursuit.

The vehicle pursuit came to an end when Howser was blocked in on East Scott Street and Henrietta Street in Wichita Falls.

But Howser took off running and was tased by a deputy. After continuing to run Howser was later tackled by a state trooper.

When asked what he threw out of the car Howser said it was beer cans.

He was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle with Previous Conviction and Resisting Arrest or Transport. Howser has a warrant in Collin County for Harassment.

He is behind bars in the Clay County Jail. As of 8:10 p.m. a bond had not been set.

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