TYLER – Yesterday, at approximately 11:04 a.m., a Department of Public Safety Trooper attempted to stop a Ford F-250 traveling south on US-271 in Tyler for a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as John A. Williams, 39 YOA, of Larue, TX, refused to stop, attempting to evade officers. Later WILLIAMS abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Troopers arrested WILLIAMS near CR-3187 just east of Timber Creek Rd. A 14 YOA passenger in the vehicle, determined to be a runaway, was released to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). The vehicle was reported stolen in Van Zandt County. Williams was charged with possession of methamphetamine, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, injury to a child, child endangerment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fraudulent use/possession of identifying information, had several outstanding warrants and was booked into the Smith County jail. This is an open investigation and no further details are available at this time.