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
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