By Jeff Shultz
A fugitive from the law who was featured last week in Crime Stoppers was finally brought to justice after leading law enforcement officers on a brief pursuit Monday night.
According to Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes, a Crime Stoppers tip was given to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday concerning the whereabouts of Garet White.
White was wanted for outstanding felony warrants in Garvin County and, according to Rhodes, White was “actively avoiding arrest for several months.”
Rhodes said the tip was a possible location and vehicle description of the car White was allegedly driving.
“Around midnight we were checking an area outside of Pauls Valley. I came across a vehicle on Kimberlin Road matching the description of the vehicle White was reported to be in,” Rhodes reported.
White fled north on Highway 77 and then east on ECR 1510. Rhodes said the vehicle in question was successful in eluding him near Lake Road.
The pursuit lasted about five minutes, Rhodes added, and at times reached speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.
At around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, two Sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle at a rural residence west of Pauls Valley on NCR 3180.
White was arrested at the residence along with Matthew Maness, who was also wanted by the Sheriff’s Office.
“Maness was suspected of fleeing from deputies on foot after a traffic stop in this same area over the weekend,” Rhodes said.
The pursuit of White and persons believed to be assisting him from apprehension is still under investigation.
“More charges are expected to be filed relating to his arrest,” Rhodes said.
Also arrested over the weekend was Jerry Edwards, Jr. Edwards was also featured in last week’s Crime Stoppers.