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College Station male leads multi-county chase

A stolen car from College Station made it way through Falls County this week during a high speed pursuit. 

The driver stole the car, presumably earlier that day, and proceeded to lead officers on a high speed chase through Brazos, Robertson, and Falls Counties, where it ended just inside Reisel city limits. 

According to Sgt. Jimmy Morgan, of the Department of Public Safety, the first attempt to stop the 25-year-old offender was a regular traffic stop, as he was travelling northbound on Highway 6 well above the speed limit.

The driver proceeded to flee after making it seem like he would be pulling over to the shoulder. This act began the chase. 

Multiple agencies throughout the three counties attempted to apprehend the offender, but attempts were unsuccessful. The original officer in pursuit ended up being stopped by the very spike strips that failed to stop the fleeing car.

After being stopped in Resiel, Ekanta Desai of College Station was named as the offending male. The vehicle was earlier reported stolen to the College Station Police Department.

He was promptly escorted to Brazos County Jail on counts of evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Desai was released on Friday, July 24, after a bond of $4,000 was placed on each offense.

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