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Man crashes vehicle into home while trying to escape from officers

Milam County
POSTED: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:04pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:21pm

A man is facing numerous charges after he drove his vehicle into a Cameron home while trying to escape from police.
Travis John Pena, will be charged with evading arrest along with other pending charges.

According to Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon, Pena, caused more than $20,000 in damages to a home located at 601 East 6 st.

On Sunday morning shortly after 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of someone driving erratically and harassing the east Cameron neighborhood.

The suspect was driving a tan colored vehicle and was clocked going 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle but the Pena continued to drive the vehicle and accelerate in an effort to escape from officers.Shortly after, Pena then crashed the car into the home.

Officers surrounded the home and presumed Pena had entered into the residence. After hearing glass breaking and shots fired the police called the Milam County Sheriffs and DPS for backup.Upon force entry into the home officers found it to be empty. The vehicle caused major damage to the house from the garage to the kitchen area of the residence.

DNA Evidence collected from the windshield and airbag led to the arrest of Pena.He was arrested on Monday morning by the Cameron Police Department around 7:00 a.m.

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