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Gatesville: Man Pleads Guilty To Evading Arrest On Motorcycle

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A man who led police officers on a three-county, 140-mile-per-hour chase has pleaded guilty in state district court in Gatesville.

(Jail photo)

GATESVILLE (July 12, 2013)--A man who led police on a high-speed chase through three counties in April has pleaded guilty in state district court in Gatesville to attempted evading arrest with a vehicle.

Edward Waltz, 22, of Jarrell, pleaded guilty in Judge Trent Farrell's 52dn District Court and was sentenced to seven months in state jail.

Waltz led police officers from several agencies on a 140-mile-per-hour chase from Buckholtz to Gatesville after a Buckholtz officer tried to stop him for a traffic violation.

Other law enforcement agencies including the Texas Department of Public Safety were involved in the chase in which speeds got up to as much as 140 miles per hour.

The chase went through Milam, Bell and Coryell counties before finally ending near Gatesville.

DPS Troopers say the motorcycle ran out of gas and Waltz laid the motorcycle down on FM 929 where he was apprehended.

Waltz did not have a valid Texas Driver's License.


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