MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A Marlin man led deputies on an hour-long chase early Tuesday, refusing to stop even after spike strips flattened all four of his pickup truck’s tires, remained in the McLennan County Jail Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $255,000 charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
McLennan County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Dale Dulock, 60, near the intersection of State Highway 6 and Farm-to-Market Road 185 at around 3 a.m. Tuesday after the pickup truck Dulock was driving skidded off the roadway and crashed, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
McNamara said a deputy reported trying to stop the pickup for a traffic violation at around 1:45 a.m. on the China Spring Highway, but the driver refused to stop.
The deputy chased the pickup into Bosque County where the driver turned north on State Highway 56.
At one point, the driver pulled off the state highway and tried to elude his pursuers on back roads, but soon ended up back on Highway 56 headed toward Valley Mills.
Bosque County deputies had aid spike strips across the highway and flattened all four of the truck’s tires, but the man kept on driving, although at speeds of not more than 20 miles an hour.
“I don’t know how he did it, just running on four rims like that,” McNamara said.
“It was a pretty wild ride. Got kind of western and he put a lot of people in danger,” McNamara said.
McNamara said several of his deputies, along with deputies from Bosque County and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers participated in the chase.