A police chase through the back streets of Tomball ended peacefully in the suspect's driveway, as officers took the man into custody without incident Jan. 29.
Tomball police said that Ronald F. Toney, 37, of Tomball, fled from Officer C. Burns, after he tried to stop Toney in the 600 block of James Street late that afternoon.
The chase started near the city's public works building, winding its way to McPhail Street, where police say that Toney went westbound until he got to Cherry Street. Toney then allegedly headed south on Cherry, turned right on Belmont until the chase ended in the suspect's driveway on Willowick Street.
"Once he stopped, we did a high risk takedown and he obeyed all our commands," said Tomball Police Cpt. Rick Grassi. "At that point he was cooperative."
Other officers that were on location of an automobile accident near the Tomball Community Center laid spike strips across Cherry Street during the pursuit, in anticipation of Toney heading north on Cherry.
Grassi said the man gave them an odd reason for fleeing.
"When I asked him why he did it he said he didn't have insurance or a driver's license," he said. "So something that would have been a ticket, or at worse a few hours in the Tomball jail turned into a felony evading charge."
According to the Harris County District Clerk website, Toney bonded out of jail Jan. 31, posting a $5,000 bond.
Toney's previous criminal history only shows an infraction for possessing marijuana in 2011. His next court appearance is set for Feb. 18.