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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Pursuit 1/16/23

TYLER – On January 16, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a  DPS Trooper attempted to stop on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata for a traffic  violation on CR 164 in Smith County, Texas. The driver of the vehicle did  not stop and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle pursuit ended at the Village  on Broadway apartment complex, where the driver fled on foot. The  trooper chased the suspect on foot and captured him. The suspect is  identified as Wilbert J. Brown, 47 YOA, of Dallas, Texas. A search of  Brown’s vehicle revealed 77 pounds of marijuana. Brown was charged  with evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, possession of  marijuana >50lbs <2000lbs, fail to identify- fugitive from justice. Brown  also had four warrants for his arrest out of Tarrant County. Brown was  booked in the Smith County jail. 

This is an open investigation, and no further information is available at  this time.  


Sergeant Adam Albritton

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

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