Car crashes into Crestwood Drive home during pursuit

The residents of a Victoria home emerged to find a silver car had crashed into their house during a police chase.

Victoria police arrested a man they suspect led them on a vehicle chase Thursday morning before crashing into a home and fleeing on foot.

Victoria resident Jaikquael Quanterris Bedford, 21, was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and fleeing a police officer and booked into the Victoria County Jail.

Jaikquael Quanterris Bedford

Jaikquael Quanterris Bedford

Ronnie Frater, 66, was studying for his Sunday sermon inside his East Crestwood Drive home when he heard a crash about 8 a.m., he said.

Frater said he serves as a pastor at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham.

Police car crashes in Victoria during vehicle chase

No injuries were reported after a car led police on a chase through Victoria, police said. A patrol car crashed during the chase.

When he came outside, a silver sedan was pushed into the exterior wall of his house, its doors ajar and interior empty.

Sgt. Justin Schubert said the car had crashed in the course of a chase with police that began about 7:40 a.m.

During that chase, one police patrol car had crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Halsey Street and East Crestwood Drive after attempting a turn too fast.

No one was injured, he said.

As of Thursday afternoon, Bedford remained in the jail, and a bond had not yet been set for him.

According to Victoria County criminal records, Bedford faces another charge of fleeing a police officer in October.

Officers arrested a person suspected of driving this silver car

Victoria police said they arrested the driver of a silver car who fled the vehicle after crashing into a Crestwood Drive home.

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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