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Clay Co. deputies join in high-speed pursuit through Jolly, ARE


Update: The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Joshua Logan Menasco, 33, and a passenger identified as Rona Bree Ann Taylor, 28.

Clay County deputies joined law enforcement personnel from three other agencies Saturday night in a high-speed chase that cut through Jolly and Arrowhead Ranch Estates.

The chase began in Wichita County at 10:43 p.m. when WCSO deputies the DPS Troopers began to pursue a vehicle north on Hwy. 79. The suspect vehicle cut across from Hwy. 79 to Hwy. 287 at Wilson Overpass, at which point Clay County deputies fell in. The vehicle turned south onto FM 2393 in jolly, then west onto FM 1954 in Arrowhead Ranch Estates.

Speeds reached 90-100 miles per hour on FM 2393. Spike strips were ready to be deployed at the intersection of the two farm-to-market roads, but the chase continued.

Deputies from Archer County joined the pursuit at the county line. As the chase neared East Jentsch Road, Clay County deputies pulled off of the chase.

The pursuit continued west on FM 1954 through the intersection of FM 1954 and Hwy. 281, and ended a quarter-mile before the farm-to-market road intersects with Hwy. 79 in Archer County.

The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into a pasture.

Two people, a male and female, were taken into custody. Their identities have not been released.


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