On August 2, 2023, around 10:20am, a DPS Trooper conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot near the corner of Highway 6 and Highway 90. During the stop, the trooper requested assistance due to the driver fleeing on foot into the pasture/woods southeast of the stop. Several Navasota Police Officers arrived on scene to set up a perimeter around the fleeing suspect. Officers positioned themselves between the suspect and businesses, due to the suspect having a bag and reaching for an unknown item. School Resource Officers contacted Navasota high school due to students conducting outside practice in the parking lot, as a precaution.
One Navasota Police Officer pursued the suspect on foot, which they jumped over several barbed wire fences. The suspect ran towards the east side of the Lonesome Dove subdivision then back towards Highway 90. Eventually the suspect ran through a pasture towards Thane Road where a citizen assisted the pursuing officer. The officer was able to observe the suspect near a residence and take the suspect into custody, ending the half mile foot pursuit.
Officers assisted for several hours after, recovering evidence thrown by the suspect during the foot pursuit. The suspect, Cedrick Bass (50) out of Porter, TX, was charged with Evading on Foot, Delivery/Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 greater than 400 grams and Tampering with Evidence.