Jerry Bob Roy Jr.

Jerry Bob Roy Jr.

The man who led police on a chase that sent three people to the hospital was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on Monday on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.

Jerry Bob Roy Jr., 54, was arrested on Sunday by Killeen police.

A Killeen police officer saw Roy leave an area "known for narcotics and prostitution" at a high rate of speed, and Roy attempted to elude the officer, according to an affidavit for arrest.

Roy drove at speeds that exceeded 100 miles per hour, according to the affidavit, and ran through a red light and hit another car that had the right of way, police said. Three people in the car — a mother and her two young children — were brought to the hospital and treated for their injuries.

The chase began around 7:31 p.m. when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord near the intersection of Rev. R.A. Abercrombie Drive and Taft Street. According to Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez, the driver refused to stop and led police on a chase through the neighborhood toward Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Roy tried to run away from police, but was captured shortly after, police said.

The three occupants of the Chrysler were taken to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Roy has a previous conviction for evading arrest with a vehicle, as well as aggravated rape and aggravated robbery, according to the affidavit.

He was held in the Bell County Jail on a $45,000 bond as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

In an unrelated incident, Jerry Lee Schmoele, 46, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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