UPDATE: 1 arrested after Friday night pursuit, crash

Lubbock County Sheriff's Office
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office(Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 29, 2022 at 7:46 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2022 at 11:51 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - One person is in custody after a vehicle pursuit ended in a crash Friday evening.

Around 9:30 p.m., a deputy with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull over a green Chevrolet Tahoe near the intersection of Duke Street and Frankford Avenue, according to a release. The vehicle had been speeding and driving on the incorrect shoulder.

The driver, 39-year-old Austin Ayers, did not pull over and deputies pursued the vehicle south on Frankford.

The Tahoe reportedly did not stop at the intersection of 4th and Frankford and crashed into another vehicle.

Ayers hopped out of the Tahoe and ran north. Police later found him at the Walmart at 702 W Loop 289 where he was arrested.\

He has been charged with the following:

  • Evading arrest with a vehicle
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Evading arrest or detention
  • Unlawfully carrying a weapon

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Ayers is currently being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

CORRECTION: The original date reported to KCBD was Oct. 27. The incident occurred Friday evening.