GALVESTON

A Houston man was charged with multiple felonies Thursday, accused of leading Galveston police on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in an island apartment complex, police said.

Devion Javon Brown, 20, of Houston, was charged with three felonies: theft of a firearm, unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal mischief between $2,500 and $30,000. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of unlawful carrying of a weapon and evading arrest.

Brown was arrested after police were called about an SUV stolen from an apartment complex in the 10900 block of FM 3005 about 5 p.m., according to a police complaint.

An officer spotted the SUV soon after the report and attempted to pull it over, according to the complaint. The driver fled, leading police on a chase through the streets between 61st and 73rd streets — at times reaching speeds of 90 mph — according to the complaint.

The chase ended when the SUV driver attempted to turn into an apartment complex, the Parc at Marina Landing, and hit a speed bump, causing the SUV go out of control and hit a curb, a metal post and two fences, according to the complaint.

The driver fled and Brown was arrested a short time later in a nearby field, according to the complaint.

Police found one handgun near Brown when they arrested him and found another in the SUV, according to the complaint.

Brown was held on $116,000 bond and was still in custody at the Galveston County Jail on Friday afternoon, according to jail records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Doug Sivyer

Sounds like a bad character. Lock Him Up!

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