A Hitchcock man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for assaulting his ex-wife and leading police on a car chase after an attempted traffic stop.

Tyrell Jerome Tucker, 25, pleaded guilty to charges of assault on a family member and evading arrest with a vehicle as part of an agreement with prosecutors, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said. A third charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was dismissed, Smith said.

La Marque police arrested Tucker in November 2016 after attempting to pull him over in the 1200 block of Vauthier Street, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Tucker’s car was going 45 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to the affidavit.

Tucker brought the car to a stop and identified himself, but as the officer went to check records, the car drove off, according to the affidavit.

La Marque police then followed Tucker on a short chase that ended when the vehicle tried to make a U-turn too quickly at the intersection of Interstate 45 and FM 1765 and rolled over multiple times before striking a cement pillar, according to the affidavit.

Tucker then led officers on a foot chase before eventually being taken into custody, according to the affidavit.

Tucker in October 2016 had been accused of punching his ex-wife and dragging her from a bedroom and throwing her against a wall, according to another probable cause affidavit.

— Matt deGrood

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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