Mereicio Allen
Washington Co. Jail photo

An Austin man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a foot chase.

Brenham Police report that early Tuesday morning at 12:45, Cpl. David Dudenhoeffer attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the 2700 block of Highway 290 East on a stolen vehicle out of Harris County.  The driver of the vehicle continued westbound at a high rate of speed actively evading Cpl. Dudenhoeffer’s lights and sirens.  Spike strips were successfully deployed on the vehicle in the 1900 block of Highway 290 West and the driver went off the roadway and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.  Waller County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit was requested and arrived on scene along with Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Texas DPS to assist officers in a search for the driver that fled.  The driver was located approximately one hour after the pursuit was initiated by the K-9 Unit and was taken into custody without further incident.  Mereicio Allen, 19 of Austin, was taken into custody for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest with Vehicle, and Evading Arrest or Detention.  He was transported to the Washington County Jail.



  1. If everything that he did was legal and part of his job, we would say he’d be a good young person. However, “using his initiative” was nothing more than Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; and his “stick with it attitude” was Evading Arrest with Vehicle, and Evading Arrest or Detention. Get ready for 5 years (probated), a fine, and some community service…

  2. Another young man headed down the wrong road so early in life. This sad due to the fact his age and now so many charges being brought against him. Hopefully he has family that will step up and help him but to many times they are the ones that make this behavior acceptable he did start this behavior yesterday…..

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