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Police capture fleeing suspect

What started as a routine traffic stop in Ennis Wednesday morning ended in a multiple vehicle, high-speed chase all the way into Corsicana.

Ennis Police Chief John Erisman said Officer Charlie Keele attempted to stop a man driving a 2007 Silver Kia after the suspect ran a red light on South Kaufman. Keele pulled behind the vehicle and signaled to the driver to pull over and park. Erisman said at this point, the suspect wasn’t necessarily evading Keele but he would not stop either.

The suspect continued traveling southbound on Kaufman St. and on to the I-45 service road to Alma where he then got onto I-45 and began accelerating to speeds in excess of 95 miles per hour at times, to escape capture. Erisman said Corsicana police assisted Keele, Sgt. Fred Pontley and another Ennis officer in the pursuit.

Police were able to bring the chase to an end in Corsicana with no injuries reported and the suspect, Calvin Ray Johnston, 29, of Red Oak was placed in custody. While in custody in the police car, Johnston kicked out the window of the officer’s squad car.
He was then transported to Ennis police department.

Johnston is facing charges of evading arrest in a vehicle and criminal mischief.

Intoxicated man threatens Ennis officer

Responding to a disturbance call, Officer Don Hudson arrested a man Tuesday night he felt was a threat not only to those around him, but himself.

According to Det. Lt. Ron Roark, at 6:52 p.m. Hudson was dispatched to the 2300 block of Yorkstown and made contact with the suspect in the parking lot. Roark said when the suspect began cussing at Hudson, he was searched for weapons and a “marijuana pipe” was found in a pocket.

Hudson reported the man seemed to be intoxicated and believed he was a danger to himself and others. When the suspect saw his car was being towed, he began threatening Hudson verbally, according to Roark.

Jeffrey Alan Muzyka, 28, of Palmer was charged with public intoxication, assault on a police officer, threats and possession of drug paraphernalia. Muzyka was arraigned Wednesday and a bond was set at $25,000.

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