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April 9, 2013

Suspect who ran out of gas during pursuit indicted

 

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A man who reportedly ran out of gas while leading officers on a high speed pursuit through Parker and Tarrant counties was indicted by a Parker County grand jury Thursday on four felony charges. 

Boyd Newman Matthews, 32, was indicted on three charges of aggravated assault and a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.  

Deputies attempted to stop a silver Chevrolet Cavalier near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 730 and South Stewart Street shortly before 1 a.m. March 3 for driving without headlights, according to the sheriff’s office.

However, the driver did not yield and traveled south on Silver Creek Road and Cattlebaron Drive and then east on White Settlement Road, according to information provided by the sheriff’s office.

Officers reportedly pursued the vehicle on Loop 820 to West Interstate 35, where the vehicle went southbound before making a U-turn and traveling north to Seminary Drive.

The vehicle reportedly ran out of gas in the 400 block of East Seminary Drive, and officers took Matthews, who had six outstanding warrants, including three charges of aggravated assault, into custody, Deputy Danie Huffman said.

On Feb. 22, a woman who had been in a previous relationship with Matthews reported to deputies that she noticed Matthews following her at a close distance while she was driving home. 

As she was southbound on Sweetwater Springs, he slammed his car into the back of her vehicle, causing her to drive off the roadway and into a road sign, according to the offense report. He also broke a door handle while attempting to open her locked car door and attempted to break her window, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Deputies noted that the vehicle was damaged and the car door handle was missing. 

Two children under the age of 12 were reported to be in the vehicle at the time, Huffman said. 

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