A county man faces a felony charge after a high-speed chase Friday on Houston streets.

Tyson R. Warner, 37, of 10834 Highway 17 at Success, is charged with resisting arrest by fleeing, creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death (a class E felony).

According to a probable cause statement, a Houston Police Department officer at about 10:45 a.m. on Oak Hill Drive saw a gold 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with expired license plates and turned his patrol vehicle around to intercept it. But the targeted car sped away and turned west on Forrest Drive.

The officer pursued and recorded a speed of 93 miles per hour. The chase then continued north on Mineral Drive, where the officer eventually lost sight of the speeding car.

Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputies searched the area and found the vehicle behind a shed at a man’s residence.

The deputies locating the driver, Warner, inside the residence, pretending to be asleep.

A Piney Township crew working on the roadway confirmed that Warner was the driver, and told deputies that he was forced to slam on the brakes when he came to their construction site, causing him to almost hit two workers.

Crew members said Warner backed up and traveled through a ditch to get past the site.

During questioning by the police officer, Warner denied being the driver of the speeding car, despite being advised that township employees positively identified him, according to a report.

Warner was taken to the Texas County Jail and is held on $200,000 bond.

In his report, the police officer noted that Warner had two prior convictions for resisting arrest, one in 2015 and another in 2016.

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