Driver arrested after police pursuit into Camp County
A man was arrested Tuesday evening after leading Mount Pleasant police officers on a chase that ended in Pittsburg.
Timmy O’Neal Doddy Jr. of Camp County was booked into the Titus County Jail on charges of evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, his bond set at $40,000; and on an outstanding warrant for theft, for which his bond was set at $1,000.
Local officers were investigating another crime when they encountered Doddy, Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell said. He immediately fled from officers, Isbell said, and also committed a traffic violation. This was around 5 p.m.
“He drove out to Camp County trying to get away from officers, and then into the City of Pittsburg,” Isbell said. Once the pursuit entered Camp County, law enforcement there assisted.
As Doddy was approaching an intersection he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic, struck another car and wrecked his own vehicle. He was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant and later booked into jail on that charge and for attempting to evade police, Isbell said.
A woman in the vehicle with Doddy was detained and questioned but was not placed under arrest.
Isbell said this wasn’t the first time Doddy has fled from law enforcement, and Titus County Jail records indicate he was charged for evading arrest/detention in November 2011 as well.