Angelina County High Speed Chase Leads to Gunfire, Arrest
According to a press release from the Angelina County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), on November 27th at approximately 6:50 PM, deputies responded to a residence located on Edgewood Circle, just northwest of Lufkin, in reference to a wanted felon identified as 46 year old William D. Nerren Jr.
According to the ACSO report, upon arrival deputies obtained information that Nerren was confirmed to be located inside the garage of the residence. Deputies approached the garage and before deputies could attempt to make entry Nerren took control of a vehicle, opened an automatic garage door, and accelerated rapidly exiting the garage in the vehicle. Nerren’s vehicle almost struck one deputy and was traveling in the direction of another deputy and bystander when a deputy fired one shot from his duty firearm and struck the vehicle. The driver was not hit and continued to accelerate out of the yard of the residence.
Nerren then led the deputies on a high speed pursuit that traveled over 11 miles down county roads and across private rural areas. Deputies lost sight of the suspect vehicle while travelling though rough terrain although deputies regained contact a short time later. The suspect was stopped by officers in the Rivercrest Community and was taken into custody without further incident.
Nerren has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, Evading Arrest with Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), and Possession of Marijuana.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all law enforcement agencies that assisted with this pursuit as working together again is what led to a safe end to this incident – Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens, Pct. 1 Constable Tom Selman.