AUSTIN (KXAN) - A man led authorities on a chase across four counties, then put up a struggle at when it ended in North Travis County late Monday.
"Help me, Jesus!" the man said after being apprehended and then trying to flee again "Jesus, help me! They're going to kill me!"
The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported that a Burton police officer pulled over a man in a Mazda along U.S. 290 for a routine traffic stop at about 8:30 p.m. When the officer asked to search the vehicle, the driver consented. Right before the search, the driver sped off, authorities said.
Several agencies assisted in tracking the suspect. The man drove through Bastrop County around 9:30 p.m. and deputies there followed him all the way to the Travis County line.
When the chase came closer to Austin, authorities asked for assistance from APD's helicopter.
The driver finally came to a stop just after 10 p.m. in the parking lot of a McDonald's on IH-35 and Grand Avenue Parkway, but initially refused to get out of the vehicle.
Deputies finally convinced the man to surrender and put him in a patrol car, only to have him jump back out. That's when he began screaming
An official with the sheriff's office confirms the suspect is 26-year-old Cole Flores. He is charged with evading arrest in Travis County. Charges in other counties are pending.
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