A car chase Saturday afternoon sped through two counties before ending without injury and one arrest on southbound Interstate 45, just north of the Montgomery County line.

Grimes County Sheriff’s Office deputies chased Bedias resident Kenneth Dale Rice, 31, from his home after an attempt to serve a warrant for felony possession of a firearm.

According to a release from the GCSO, deputies were unable to locate the suspect at his residence and were preparing to leave when Rice drove by in his Blue Pontiac Grand Prix. Upon spotting officers, Rice accelerated at a high rate of speed, traveling south on FM 2620 toward Shiro.

The chase continued east on Highway 30 to Huntsville, where speeds during the pursuit reached up to 120 mph. In Huntsville, Rice sped south on I-45, and finally stopped and surrendered at a road side park.

The pursuit covered approximately 45 miles, and Grimes County officials were assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville Police Department and United States Federal Game Wardens.

Rice remains in custody at the Grimes County jail on charges of Felony evading arrest, felony possession of a firearm and other traffic related misdemeanors. At the time of arrest, Rice was also on parole for a felony conviction. Bond has not been set.

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