A paroled convict who took Grimes County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase in December 2020, and was the subject of a Trinity County man hunt in July 2021, was sentenced to almost half a century behind bars on Wednesday.
The Grimes County District Attorney’s Office says they sentenced 57 year old Scott Hunter Colley to 40 years in prison on Evading Arrest charges from two years ago.
Colley was granted parole in 2019 while serving a life sentence for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in Harris County in 1989.
In December 2020, deputies in Grimes County responded to the Bedias area for a disturbance, and the chase ran over to Walker County. Eventually, Colley was arrested, and taken to the Grimes County Jail.
The DA’s office says that, while in jail, the Texas Parole Board lifted a “blue warrant,” which would have kept him in jail for violating parole.
He was released on bond, and about 6 months later, in July 2021, Colley would kidnap and sexually assault an 18 year old woman in Trinity County. He escaped, and the man hunt went on for about two days before Colley was apprehended near Trinity.
He is still facing charges in Trinity County, which include Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Kidnapping, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.