A vehicle pursuit that originated in Collin County ultimately wound up involving the Van Alstyne Police Department and stretched into northern Sherman.
On Aug. 3, at approximately 10 p.m., the department was made aware of a hit-and-run in Collin County involving a vehicle stolen from Texas Instruments in Dallas. VAPD Officer Nick Treadway, armed with the description, spotted the vehicle on northbound Highway 75 and attempted to pull it over. The vehicle fled and Treadway took up pursuit.
Treadway pursued the vehicle into Sherman where the driver of the stolen vehicle struck yet another vehicle in Sherman. At this point, Sherman police came into the picture. Sherman and Van Alstyne officers laid out a spike strip to puncture the tires of the vehicle, forcing it to come to a stop just north of Highway 82. The suspect fled the disabled vehicle on foot but was apprehended by officers.
The suspect is identified as Mark Rushing, 28, of Wylie. Rushing will be facing multiple charges, including a felony charge of evading arrest and a misdemeanor charge of fleeing on foot filed by the VAPD. There will possibly be additional charges coming from Sherman and Collin County.
There were no injuries reported from either collision or the pursuit and capture.
Van Alstyne police are investigating an indecent exposure call which originated at 9 a.m. on August 5 by a woman in the 500 block of W. Jefferson. Police have identified a suspect and are investigating the incident.