100 Mile Chase Ends in Love County

3-30-06 - A high-speed chase that extended more than one hundred miles ended in Love County Wednesday night. The chase began in Cotton County around the Walters area.

Kevin Ray Eidson and Richard Gazzola were driving a car they had rented in New Mexico and it led authorities into Jefferson and eventually into Love County. Spike strips stopped the car near a woman’s home just west of Marietta.

Eidson and Gazzola abandoned the vehicle and tried to steal the woman’s car before trying to hide in her attic. Authorities were able to arrest the men on scene.

Both men are currently being held in the Love County Jail.