High-speed pursuit ends in Loving County, Midland man arrested



Ector County Sheriff’s Office, Public Information Officer Shirley Hardee says that when driving at high rates of speed you’re putting your life as well as other motorists at risk.

“They’re going at a high rate of speed trying to get away from us for running a light and I don’t know if they think it’s fun but it’s very very dangerous,” says Shirley Hardee.

WINKLER COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- A Midland man has been arrested in Loving County following a high-speed police pursuit that began in Ector County. 

Tyler Christopher Akins, 30, has been charged with Evading Arrest with a Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. 

The chase began around 8:00 p.m. on July 29 in Ector County. The chase continued through Winkler County where deputies from WCSO took over, and ended in Loving County at a lease off Cattleguard Road, five miles north of State Highway 302, according to a Facebook post. A gun was found and seized by law enforcement at the scene. Sheriff’s Offices from three counties, as well as Texas Game Warden, assisted in the pursuit.

Akins has been transported to the Winkler County Detention Center. Out-of-county charges are pending.

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