On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:03 am, a BPD Traffic officer conducted a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Folsom. The suspect was driving a 2008 Chevy HHR. The officer attempted to ID the suspect, he put the vehicle in drive and took off. The suspect fled down Folsom to Lucas and crashed the vehicle into a gate at the Salt Water Barrier. The suspect fled into the woods on foot and was arrested by pursuing officers.
The suspect was identified as Joshua Lamont Roberts, a 30 year old Beaumont man. Roberts had a Harris County Felony warrant for Evading Detention with a Motor Vehicle.
Roberts was transported to Jefferson County Jail and will be booked in for Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Traffic Charges and the Harris County Warrant.