Brownwood man leads police on chase, escapes custody

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A man remains on the loose after leading authorities on a chase around Brownwood.

While the Brownwood Police Department won't identify the suspect, law enforcement records indicate Joseph Brandt, 38, is the person who escaped from police custody.

An incident report stated an officer responded to a call at Walmart on Monday afternoon of a man trespassing on the property. An officer spotted Brandt and spoke with him briefly.

But that's when the situation changed and Brandt hit the gas pedal and fled the scene, according to the report.

Brandt led the officer on a chase through several Brownwood neighborhoods and then drove towards Lake Brownwood.

Police ended the chase because it became too dangerous for them to continue, according to the report.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office also assisted with the pursuit.

Brownwood Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said officers will be seeking a warrant for an arrest.

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