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Abilene man indicted after leading deputies on chase, throwing suspected drugs out window

Don Whitley Lively III

ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene man was indicted on multiple charges after leading Taylor County Sheriff's deputies on a chase and throwing what they believe was drugs out the window.

A Taylor County grand jury indicted Don Whitely Lively III, 34, on Thursday for evading arrest and possession of methamphetamine.

RELATED: Clyde police arrest Abilene man with 'large amount of meth'

According to the indictment, deputies tried to stop Lively on Feb. 2 when his pickup truck swerved into on-coming traffic. Ignoring the lights and sirens, deputies say Lively led them on a 20-minute chase through north Abilene.

During the chase, deputies say Lively threw items out the driver's side window.

The chase ended when deputies blocked him in an alley between North 9 th and State Street.

Deputies arrested lively and found a pipe, marijuana cigarette and methamphetamine in his truck. They did not find any of them items thrown out of the truck during the chase.

Lively has a history of running from police with drugs in his vehicle. In January, Clyde police say he ran from them while tossing a "large amount of meth."

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