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Rosenberg Police Pursuit Ends in the Brazos River

(ROSENBERG) – A police chase in Rosenberg in the early morning hours of June 30 ended with an allegedly stolen truck partially submerged in the Brazos River.

Around 4:46 a.m. Rosenberg Police attempted to stop a grey Ford F-250 that was reported stolen. The driver of the vehicle led police on a pursuit that began in Rosenberg and ended near the intersection of Pitts Road and Highway 90. The driver of the vehicle crashed through a private fence line, continued through farmland, and ended up partially submerging the vehicle into the Brazos River. The driver managed to exit the vehicle and run into a heavily wooded area nearby.

Rosenberg Officers and assisting agencies set up a perimeter to locate and apprehend the driver of the stolen vehicle. The suspect was eventually located in the area, completely wet and with injuries from the crash. The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Charles Byrd.

Byrd was transported by medics to a nearby hospital for treatment and is facing charges of evading arrest or detention in a motor vehicle.

“Our officers’ persistence was exceptional and led to the arrest of a car thief traveling through our city,” said Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White. “Thanks to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in helping us apprehend Charles Byrd.”


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