Man leads sheriff’s deputies on high speed car chase

A man from San Marcos led police on a vehicle chase through Runnels and Tom Green counties. 

Monday, a Miles man called law enforcement about a man on his property looking into his barn. While Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department deputies were in route, the suspicious man left the property. It was reported to deputies that he left in a small silver vehicle.

A Runnels County deputy attempted to stop a silver Volvo on U.S. Highway 67N. The driver of the vehicle, Jonathan Thorne, was reportedly traveling at 121 miles per hour on Douglas Loop. Three deputies pursed Thorne with their emergency lights activated. The Volvo continued driving on several roads before turning on Socha Loop. The deputies were able to box the vehicle in and slow it down.

According to the report, Thorne was speaking incoherently when placed under arrest. In the car, deputies found two needles in the console. One of them contained a small amount of clear liquid. Thorne told deputies he was not a diabetic.

Paramedics determined Thorne’s blood sugar and blood pressure were normal. Deputies believe narcotics could have played a role in Thorne’s incoherent speech.

Thorne was charged with evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.