A Houston man is in jail following a state wide pursuit that concluded in Navarro County around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

Donald Washington, 32, is facing capital murder charges out of Harris County. According to Corsicana Police Sgt. Lamoin Lawhon, Washington is being charged with murdering his father-in-law then fleeing the scene.

Corsicana Police officers happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Police from several agencies were monitoring Washington’s cell phone and tracing his location. Early Saturday morning, the trace led Sgt. Jimmie Hensley to Interstate 45 at the 228 mile marker.

Lawhon said Hensley approached the vehicle and matched the license plate with the description given by Harris County law officials.

Hensley turned his lights on, aided by a county unit, but Washington did not heed the sirens Lawhon said.

“He did not try to run, but he would not stop,” Lawhon said of the pursuit.

Assistance from the Department of Public Safety in the form of tire spikes finally stopped the suspect on South I-45 just outside the city limits.

Lawhon said parts of the freeway were shut down while officers made the arrest.

Washington had two small children and was armed when officers took him down. Lawhon said Washington’s daughter and his niece were inside the vehicle.

He also had the suspected murder weapon in the car.

Washington was arrested and booked into the Navarro County Justice Center where he remains in lieu of $5,000 bond. Sources at the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office said Washington’s bond is for evading arrest charges. In all likelihood he will be extradited to Harris County where he faces capital murder charges.

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