Jesse Evans, Editor | Hempstead Herald

A Hope man wanted by law enforcement was taken into custody after a high-speed pursuit that ended at their front door.

Deputies and Police had been looking for Spencer Bacon, 35, of Hope, since at least Friday. Bacon had outstanding local warrants and was allegedly driving a car stolen out of Texas.

Deputies received a tip early Sunday morning that Bacon was in the Spring Hill area. They posted up at a church  in Spring Hill on Highway 355 near the intersection with Highway 174 (Spring Hill Rd). Bacon was reportedly observed driving west on 355 in a silver Mercury Grand Marquis, which was reported stolen out of Corpus Christi, TX, at speeds in excess of the speed limit. When deputies spotted the Mercury they initiated a traffic stop but the car reportedly fled north on Spring Hill Rd toward Hope.

Deputies pursued the Mercury but were unable to make any ground on it as the pursuit reached speeds of more that 100 mph. Hope Police responded to the area near Spring Hill Rd and West 16th St in Hope to intercept Bacon. When the silver Mercury made it to the city limits it was reportedly clocked traveling at 105 mph. Officers began pursuit of the car as it continued into town. The Mercury finally slowed down but continued to lead officers down several side streets before finally pulling in to the Hempstead County Law Enforcement Center parking lot and stopping in the handicapped space by the front door.

Jesse Evans, Editor | Hempstead Herald

Bacon was taken into custody and walked into the Hempstead County Detention Center as officers searched and impounded the Mercury. Bacon was charged with reckless driving, fleeing, driving while license suspended and theft by receiving in addition to his outstanding warrants for failure to appear and theft of property.


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