$114K bond set after car chase

A man was arrested after leading law enforcers from several agencies on a chase Saturday morning that paused briefly in Graham before completing its loop to and from Bryson.

Rudy Joe Eanes, 56, of Bryson was arrested on Jack County charges of evading arrest or detention on foot, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and resisting arrest, search or transport and a Young County felony warrant for aggravated assault on a peace officer. He is in custody at the Jack County jail on $100,000 bond for the aggravated assault charge and an additional $14,000 bond for the other three charges.

Jack County Sheriff Melvin Mayo Jr. said the chase began mid-morning Aug. 6 in Bryson, when one of his deputies tried to stop Eanes’ minivan due to suspicious activity and alleged terroristic threats.

“The deputy initially made contact with him, as I understand, at his residence,” Mayo said. “When the officer went to talk to the neighbor, who was the complainant, (Eanes) got in his vehicle and took off.”

Eanes headed to Graham, with the deputy in pursuit.

At 10:09 a.m., Young County’s Emergency Dispatch Center notified Graham Police and the Young County Sheriff’s Office that the chase was headed to town. GPD Assistant Chief Brent Bullock said the chase entered Graham on U.S. 380 East.

“One of our supervisors, Sgt. Kyle Ford, fell in to assist the deputy from Jack County,” Bullock said. “There was just one GPD car in the pursuit, just our sergeant and the deputy from Jack County.”

Bullock said Eanes drove downtown, turning down 4th Street, then onto East Street.

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