Smithville man arrested following chase
Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports a pursuit initiated in Bastrop County ended in Fayette County in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 18.
A Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper from Bastrop County stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on State Highway 71 west of Smithville. Upon contact by the Trooper the vehicle sped off and a pursuit initiated east on State Highway 71.
Smithville units joined the pursuit and the pursuit then entered Fayette County and continued down State Highway 71 and then south on Plum Church Road where the vehicle wrecked out.
Fayette County Deputies and the La Grange Police Department arrived on scene and further investigation resulted in tracking the driver of the vehicle to his girlfriend’s house off of Plum Church Road.
Arrested was that of 31 year old Ruben Eugene Williams Sr. of Smithville. Williams was transported to the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office by the Texas Department of Public Safety.