08-14-06 – A high speed chase ended about 11AM in Fannin County on Monday.
Police say they were trying to pull 26-year-old Sammy Lynn Key over in Colbert for an out of date tag, and that’s when the chase began.
Police say Key led them from Highway 91 in Colbert, through Grayson County - to Savoy, where the chase ended right behind the TXU plant.
Authorities say the Key drove through and broke down the gate at TXU and then took off on foot. That's when police were able to catch him.
Five agencies worked this case: Grayson County, Achille, Calera, Bells Police, and the Texas DPS.
During the chase, police actually put down spike strips in the Carpenter's Bluff area, and that was able to take out the front left tire of the Keith’s white Dodge pickup. However, Key continued driving on the rim, causing sparks, which started a small grass fire in Bells. Fire crews were able to put that fire out.
Key is being held in the Grayson County Jail.