A 27-year-old Navasota man has been sentenced to spend the next four and a half years in prison by a Brazos County Jury.
Earlier in the same week, the same jury had determined that Antron Jaquin Harris was guilty of Evading Arrest or Detention with a Motor Vehicle.
Harris was most recently arrested in April of 2015 after a high-speed chase that began here in the County of Grimes, on the southbound frontage road of Highway 6, south of the Westward Ho exit, where a DPS trooper pulled Harris over after observing expired buyer’s tags on the black Ford Escape that he was driving.
As he exited his unit and began to approach the vehicle, the trooper reports it initially lurched forward, than sped off, initiating what turned into a four mile chase, during which the trooper’s radar clocked Harris traveling at 102 miles an hour.
Though he eventually pulled over to the side of the road and surrendered, the trooper says he observed Harris toss out three small baggies of marijuana along the way.
Brazos County Assistant District Attorney Steve Zimmerman, who co-prosecuted the case with Assistant D.A. Nathan Wood, says this defendant repeatedly placed law enforcement and the public at large in harms way, adding that the jury’s determination will help make our streets a little safer for the next four and a half years.
This is not Harris’ first run-in with the law. He was first arrested back in 2013 in Brazos County for Evading Arrest and Detention Causing Serious Bodily Injury, and then again a year later here in Grimes, once again on a charge of Evading Arrest or Detention with a Motor Vehicle.