The Kerrville Police Department arrested a San Antonio man early Thursday morning after a wild vehicle and foot pursuit through Kerrville neighborhoods.
The suspect, Tavy Andrew Haslett, 30, was arrested after police stopped him at 1:13 a.m. in a Ford sedan that officers said was stolen from a home in the 700 block of Bluebonnet Street. It was a peaceful surrender after a dangerous and chaotic pursuit late Wednesday night.
KPD said that at 8:07 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer spotted a gray 2022 Chevrolet pickup truck, reportedly stolen from Ingram. The pickup was headed east on Junction Highway when the officer pulled the suspect over. As the officer got out to detain the driver, the suspect took off, heading east on Junction Highway.
KPD officers pursued the suspect, who reversed course and headed westbound on Water Street, then westbound on Lee, before going west on Jackson Road. He fled through the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church at the intersection of Jackson Road and Galbraith, jumping curbs before crashing through a residential fence, damaging a mailbox, and crashing into some trees in the backyard of a residence in the 600 block of Galbraith.
The suspect then fled on foot, jumping fences into backyards as he fled from officers. KPD officers searched the area and deployed the KPD’s drone to locate him. Officers continued to conduct foot and vehicle patrols in the area but could not find the suspect.
At 1:13 a.m. on Thursday, another officer pulled over the Ford sedan for a traffic violation and discovered a man matching the suspect with muddied clothes. The first KPD officer who stopped the suspect identified him.
Police arrested Haslett on suspicion of the following acts:
- Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, a felony.
- Evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a felony, for fleeing from officers in a vehicle.
- Evading arrest or detention, a misdemeanor, for fleeing from officers on foot.
- Failure to identify, a misdemeanor, for providing a false name and date of birth while being a fugitive from justice.
Police later found that Haslett had four outstanding warrants from Bexar County. Police took Haslett to the Kerr County Jail, where he was held pending bond.
Later Thursday morning, at about 6:46 a.m., KPD officers responded to the 700 block of Leland, where a complainant reported that during the night, someone entered his parked vehicle and rummaged through it, and broke the column shifter.
Officers then responded to another vehicle burglary in the 700 block of Bluebonnet, where a complainant reported that a parked vehicle had been entered and rummaged through overnight. The complainant also found a bicycle abandoned in their yard that did not belong to them.
Officers then responded to another residence in the 700 block of Leland, where two complainants reported that their parked vehicles were entered and rummaged through during the overnight hours. One complainant reported that a pair of air pods had been stolen from their vehicle, and the homeowner reported that a bicycle and helmet had been stolen from the garage. The bike helmet and air pods were found to be the property found in the stolen Ford car and the stolen bicycle was found to be the one that was found in the yard of the Bluebonnet address.
The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pending related to the multiple burglaries. Additionally, Haslett is believed to have been involved in several burglaries and thefts in Ingram and could be facing additional charges related to those offenses.