Sterling County Deputy Injured Stopping Slow Speed Chase Driver
STERLING CITY, TX -- A Sterling County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured Wednesday night when he used his patrol vehicle to perform a ‘pit maneuver’ to stop a slow speed chase driver.
In an interview Thursday, Sterling County Sheriff Tim Sanders said he was contacted by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s office about the slow speed pursuit heading north from San Angelo toward Sterling County on U.S. 87 north.
Sanders said his deputies positioned themselves outside Water Valley and were able to get the vehicle stopped. The suspect ran off on foot after his vehicle was stopped and the deputies pursued on foot. One deputy was injured and taken by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo with minor injuries. He has since been released.
As we reported Wednesday night, Deputies arrested Alex Andrew Gryczewski who was booked into jail at 10:20 p.m. on Schleicher County charges of evading arrest in a vehicle, failure to identify or giving false/fictitious name, and possession of drugs, Penalty Group 1 (likely meth) in a quantity of less than one gram.