Press Release: Information written and provided by Deputy Danie Huffman, Public Information Officer, Parker County Sheriff’s Office
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Weatherford man following a high-speed pursuit Sunday.
Sheriff Russ Authier said deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop for an obstructed license plate at the intersection of Midway Road and East Highway 199 in Springtown shortly after midnight when the driver failed to yield to the deputy’s lights and sirens, leading them in a pursuit.
The driver of the 2003 Ford Focus led sheriff’s deputies in the pursuit lasting one-and-one-half hours through Parker and Tarrant Counties, and several cities including Azle, Lake Side, Fort Worth, White Settlement, Blue Mound, Haltom City, and Watauga before he turned heading back toward Azle.
The suspect driver lost control at the intersection of Wells Burnett Road and Hanger Cut-Off Road in Azle, Tarrant County, where he crashed his vehicle. Deputies reported the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot before the vehicle came to a complete stop, jumping a barbed-wire fence.
Sheriff’s deputies deployed a taser which halted the suspect who was then taken into custody.
Sheriff’s deputies discovered the suspect holding a small blue pouch in his right hand containing what the suspect announced was a “little bit of meth.”
Sheriff’s deputies discovered 1.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 1.5 grams of suspected marijuana inside the pouch along with drug paraphernalia including 10 hypodermic needles, straws, a metal spoon, rolling papers, and pipes.
Sheriff’s deputies also discovered a small grey mixed-breed dog inside the vehicle which was unharmed. Deputies released the dog into the custody of an acquaintance of the suspect.
The suspect then claimed he was having chest pains and paramedics were called to the scene. The suspect was transported to a hospital in Azle for medical treatment, where hospital staff determined there were no medical issues with the suspect. Once the suspect was cleared by medical staff, he was transported to the Parker County Jail without further incident.
The suspect was identified as Terry Lynn Horner Jr, 42, of Weatherford. Horner was charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance penalty group one under one gram; third-degree felony evading detention arrest with a vehicle and Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Horner was also booked into jail on several outstanding warrants for stalking, resisting arrest search or seizure, evading arrest detention, possession of a controlled substance, and driving while license invalid with previous conviction out of Parker and Wise Counties.
As of Tuesday, Horner remained incarcerated. The bond set for his current charges total $32,000. There is a no-bond placed on his prior charge of possession of a controlled substance out of Wise County.
“The suspect blatantly disregarded the safety of numerous individuals throughout the pursuit,” said Sheriff Authier. “Not only did he fail to yield to deputies, but he also failed to yield traffic lights, signals, and stop signs while running intersections, continually dismissing the safety of other motorists and almost striking several vehicles. We will submit this case and all evidence to the Parker County District Attorney’s Office seeking full prosecution.”
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