Arrest made in crash, power outage early Tuesday

The following is a Press Release from the Sulphur Police Department:

According to Police Chief Lewis Coats, on December 13, 2011, at 12:48 am Officer A. J. Powell observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot of Pattison Park after hours. After attempting to get the driver out of his vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and drove away resulting in pursue of the suspect.

Officers learned during the pursuit that the vehicle was stolen and the suspect was involved in an aggravated armed robbery in Texas. Reaching speeds approximately 70 miles per hour through residential neighborhoods, the suspect ran stop signs, red lights, drove through yards, crashed through a fence and later crashed into a utility pole flipping his car. The crash caused loss of power within the area that is now restored.

The driver, Nicholas Kale Gray, White Male, Age 19 of Fort Worth, Texas was transported to West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital to be evaluated for possible injuries. Gray was arrested and booked into the Sulphur City Jail on possession of stolen things, aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation and driving while under the influence. No bond has been set at this time with possible other charges pending.

The investigation is still ongoing.