A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Lee county until 4pm and for Milam and Robertson counties until 6pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 10pm Monday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with locally higher amounts possible.
Investigators with the Grimes County Sheriff's office identified two men involved in a short high speed chase Thursday afternoon.
They say 19-year-old Thomas Acosta and 30-year-old Benjamin Molina were arrested and charged in connection with a traffic stop that turned into a foot chase.
Law enforcement stopped the vehicle on northbound Highway 6 for a passing violation, and as a deputy was approaching, they say the driver sped away.
Officers took off in pursuit for about a minute, and then the car crashed into a telephone poll near County Road 450.
Police say the driver, Molina, got out and ran into a nearby trailer home to hide, but a woman there called 911.
Molina was soon arrested and charged with a felony of evading arrest.
Both men have been charged with felony level possession of marijuana.
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