By LeaAnne Klentzman
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, Sugar Land police were involved in the first of two police chases after a stolen car blew through their city careening off US 59 at the TX 99 exit. The stolen car was eventually dumped in the manmade lake behind the Star Furniture store. The suspect was not caught even though a dragnet was set and officers spent hours combing the area.
Then in the wee hours of Monday morning Sugar Land police officers responded to the burglary of a vehicle in the Drury Inn parking lot at about 1:31 am. Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “Police located the suspect vehicle leaving the area and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and fled northbound on U.S. Highway 59.” That chase traveled north on US 59 in excess of 32 miles ending when the crooks wrecked the car at the dead end of Spotswood Road off West Mount Houston between US 59 and I 45.
According to Adolph, two of the three suspects were taken into custody; the third got away. The two men arrested have been identified as William Voncedric Johnson, 29, and Quentin Bud Runnels, 29, both of Houston. They face burglary of a motor vehicle and evading arrest charges. The third suspect remains unidentified and still on the loose.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.