Motorcyclist leads police on chase through several cities




Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:43 AM

FORT WORTH - A pursuit of a man on a motorcycle that crisscrossed across Tarrant County ended with the suspect being tackled and arrested.

The chase started just before noon near Interstate 20 and Highway 287 in southeast Fort Worth. A DPS officer was attempting to arrest Terry Sillers for a parole violation. He Sillers fled on his bike. The suspect gave up about an hour later in Hurst. The driver had led officers across the county, taunting them along the way.

Sillers, who was imprisoned for dealing meth, is wanted for a federal parole violation. Investigators haven't said what he did.

Sillers' criminal record reaches back to his 20s. The 46-year-old has been arrested for theft, burglary and drug charges over the years.

While behind bars, he joined a website that allowed him to pay for pen pals and pictures. He described himself in slang terms as an "old redneck."

According to records, he was released in December of 2008. A federal parole violation was issued in the past week for his arrest.

"He was wanted out of this area," said Lt. David Crook, Department of Public Safety. "I think the U.S. Marshal's office in Fort Worth was looking for him."

Sillers was carrying cash, but no weapon.

After leading police on a chase through three cities, he eventually appeared to realize there was no way out, motioning to officers and then pulling over.

An undercover DPS officer cuffed him after a punch from a Fort Worth officer. The undercover officer then wiped grass and debris from his face.

Sillers is charged with evading arrest. DPS has not yet said what he did to violate parole.
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