Teens lead authorities on chase across Smith County

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:02am

Two Smith County teens lead authorities on an early morning chase.

The incident began last night at Emerald Bay on Lake Palestine when a security guard noticed two suspicious people. When the guard approached the duo, they jumped into his truck and drove away.

After receiving reports of the stolen vehicle, a Smith County deputy spotted the truck in Tyler at around 1:30 a.m., and a chase ensued.

The chase went through Flint, Bullard and back into Tyler and ended when they used spike strips on the 2700 block of South Broadway.

Daniel Bennett, 17, was arrested and charged with evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Christopher Hamrick, 17,  was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.



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