High-Speed Chase in Harris County Ends in Arrest of Methamphetamine-Ingesting Suspect

High-Speed Chase in Harris County Ends in Arrest of Methamphetamine-Ingesting Suspect
Jesse Ian Mayne

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, a dramatic sequence of events unfolded as Precinct 8 Deputy K. Peters from Constable Phil Sandlin’s Office attempted to pull over a vehicle in the 10800 block of the Gulf Freeway for a simple lane change violation. However, what began as a routine traffic stop quickly escalated into a high-speed pursuit.

The vehicle in question refused to halt, initiating a chase that spanned over 34 miles. Ignoring traffic signals and signs, the driver switched off their headlights and pushed their speed to dangerous levels. Despite the efforts of law enforcement, the vehicle continued its reckless path until spike strips finally brought it to a halt.

But the drama didn’t end there. Upon exiting the vehicle, the driver, identified as 47-year-old Jesse Ian Mayne, attempted to flee on foot. Deputy Peters, undeterred, pursued Mayne and ultimately subdued him using a Taser.

Further investigation revealed a troubling picture: Mayne had ingested methamphetamine in an attempt to conceal evidence, and the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen from a local dealership. Subsequently, 1.49 grams of methamphetamine were found on Mayne during processing at the Harris County Joint Processing Center.

The gravity of the situation was underscored by Mayne’s extensive criminal history. Consequently, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felony charges against him, including Evading/Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Auto Theft. Mayne’s bonds were subsequently set at a total of $180,000.

Deputy Peters’ diligent investigation also led to the recovery of the stolen vehicle, confirming suspicions initially raised during the pursuit.