High-speed chase comes to fiery end Monday afternoon



Pleasanton Police Department along with multiple law enforcement agencies engaged in a vehicle pursuit on June 4. The driver, Dylan Plemons, drove into a field off Humble Camp Road where his vehicle crashed into a mesquite tree and caught fire. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Police Department along with multiple law enforcement agencies engaged in a vehicle pursuit on June 4. The driver, Dylan Plemons, drove into a field off Humble Camp Road where his vehicle crashed into a mesquite tree and caught fire. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

A high-speed chase, initiated by Pleasanton Police Department, on Monday through Pleasanton came to a fiery halt when the suspect, Dylan Plemons, drove into a field off Humble Camp Road and crashed into a mesquite tree. Plemons, 24, is wanted out of Burnett County for an offense of alleged Aggravated Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon.

Officer S. Gonzales of the Pleasanton Police Department initially attempted a traffic stop with a green Nissan Armada driven by Plemons who failed to comply and continued driving at a high rate of speed out of the city limits and into Atascosa County. The pursuit eventually entered back into Pleasanton where Plemons drove recklessly through Pleasanton River Park. During the pursuit, Plemons also intentionally struck a Pleasanton Police Department patrol vehicle. Plemons drove off road along Humble Camp Road and crashed into a mesquite tree where his vehicle caught fire. Plemons was caught after a short foot chase by law enforcement officers.

The driver of a green Nissan Armada drove into a field off Humble Camp Road on June 4 after driving at a high rate of speed throughout Pleasanton and Atascosa County. The vehicle crashed into a mesquite tree and caught fire. The Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s Office along with Pleasanton Police Department and Jeff’s Auto Rebuiders remained on scene to extract the vehicle from the brush. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The driver of a green Nissan Armada drove into a field off Humble Camp Road on June 4 after driving at a high rate of speed throughout Pleasanton and Atascosa County. The vehicle crashed into a mesquite tree and caught fire. The Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s Office along with Pleasanton Police Department and Jeff’s Auto Rebuiders remained on scene to extract the vehicle from the brush. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Plemons will face charges of alleged Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon against a Peace Officer, Evading with Motor Vehicle and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The investigation is still in the preliminary stages and other charges could be pending.

“A very dangerous felon was removed from society today because of the combined efforts of some very brave law enforcement officers,” said Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez. “The Pleasanton Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted in this pursuit and arrest today.”

The Pleasanton Police Department was assisted by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, Jourdanton Police Department, Atascosa County Constable Precinct 4, Atascosa County Fire Marshals Office and the District Attorney’s K-9 Unit.

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