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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Vehicle Pursuit in Grayson County

Vehicle Pursuit  

Date & Time: December 21, 2022, at approximately 10:23 a.m.  

County: Grayson.  

Starting Location: FM-84 near U.S. 69, Denison, TX.  

Ending Location: 503 Paradise Park Rd, Pottsboro, TX  

Vehicle: 2001 Ford F150  

Driver: Donald Ray Johnson Jr, male, 37 YOA, from Pottsboro, TX.  


  1. Parole Violation (warrant) – Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  
  2. Parole Violation (warrant) – Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 4g – 200g w/Intent  to Deliver.  
  3. Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon.  
  4. Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon.  
  5. Evading Arrest with Vehicle.  
  6. Reckless Driving.  
  7. Driving with License Invalid with Previous Conviction without Financial Responsibility.  

Description: Preliminary investigation indicates a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)  Trooper initiated a traffic stop on a 2001 Ford F150 for a traffic violation. The driver refused to  stop, and pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the fleeing driver attempted to strike a DPS patrol  vehicle and a Pottsboro PD patrol vehicle on separate occasions. The pursuit ended at  approximately 10:48 a.m. after the driver drove across spike strips at the gate to the Paradise  Cove Campground. The driver ran into the woods and a Grayson County Sheriff’s Office K9  tracked him down and was subsequently arrested. The driver was charged and booked into the  Grayson County jail. This is an ongoing investigation, and no additional information is available.  

Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant  

Texas Department of Public Safety  

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