On December 30, 2021 at around 3:25 PM a high speed pursuit initiated by Hunt County Sheriff’s Narcotics Interdiction Unit that proceeded along I- 30 and came to an end at the intersection of FM 1903 and the I-30 North service road. Several local agencies including the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol assisted in the pursuit.

The incident began at the 100 mile marker on I-30 eastbound, the suspect vehicle drove through several medians then continued westbound on I-30, hitting two other vehicles before eventually crashing. The suspect fled on foot from the crash and was caught immediately by the Sheriff and his deputies. No major injuries were reported by anyone involved.

The suspect is identified as 31 year old Jonathan Aaron McDew from Dallas. McDew has been charge with two counts of Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle with bond amounts set at $2,000.00 each, Accident Involving Injury with a bond set at $20,000.00, Possession of Marijuana <2oz with a bond set at $1,000.00 and evading arrest detention w/vehicle with a bond amount of $20,000.00.

Sheriff Terry Jones would like to let the public know that “it is well understood that pursuits can be a dangerous situation for the public and officers. In law enforcement you cannot say you will not pursue a felon or a dangerous individual. These pursuits must fall under the guidelines and policies of the departments. Officers involved must use discretion for the safety of themselves and the public. The individuals that decide to flee officers will be filed on for every offense that occurs during the pursuit from the smallest misdemeanor to the highest felony.”