Killeen police arrested a man they said stole a truck and led them on a vehicle chase.

Police charged 33-year-old Chauncey Jerome Harris with evading arrest in a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces.

A Killeen police officer was washing his patrol car Wednesday afternoon when he heard a dispatch regarding a stolen gray Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The officer spotted a truck matching the description and began to follow it.

After watching the truck’s driver commit multiple traffic violations, the officer turned on his emergency lights, an arrest affidavit stated.

Though the truck had already been stopped when the officer activated the lights, the driver sped off. The officer followed the truck to the 500 block of Adams Avenue, where the driver, a man later identified as Harris, stopped, the arrest affidavit stated.

Police later found a substance that tested positive as marijuana while searching Harris and the truck.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Harris on Friday, setting his bail at $23,000. Harris also is being held on a motion to revoke his probation.

In an unrelated incident, Cooke arraigned Vanza Lee Midgette, 47, on a charge of burglary of a building. Midgette’s bail was set at $50,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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When will these folks learn that stealing is not the answer? If you want something, do it like the rest of hard for it!

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