A Crockett woman led police on a high speed chase on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013, with her children in the car.
According to a press release, an officer with the Crockett Police Department observed Wendy Bibbs, who was wanted on charges of Theft of Property, on Friday afternoon driving a white Mercury in the 100 block of Austin Street. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the Bibbs fled in the vehicle.
Officer’s pursued the vehicle south on State Highway 19 to Lovelady and then onto Farm Road 1280 west toward Austonio. After arriving at Highway 21 West the driver turned left toward Madisonville and traveled a short distance before turning around and heading back East on 21 toward Crockett. The pursuit continued into Crockett at which time troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety used spike strips to disable the vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop on Loop 304 and Bibbs was taken into custody. It was then determined that Bibbs also had her 15- and 17-year-old children in the vehicle with her during the pursuit.
Bibbs has been charged with Evading Arrest Detention in a Motor Vehicle, which is a Third Degree Felony, Theft of Property a State Jail Felony. Bibbs was also wanted for a warrant out of Anderson County for Theft By Check which is a Class B Misdemeanor B.
The Crockett Police Department was assisted by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Game Wardens. Child Protective Services was contacted in regards to the children.