Arrests made in weekend chase, shooting

Dec 14, 2011

GREENVILLE -  It was the second such occurrence in Hunt County in as many days, the first coming Friday in Commerce.

Taken into custody were Phillip George Beekman, and his wife Rebecca Joy Beekman, of Celeste. 

When authorities attempted to stop the suspicious vehicle, the driver fled, and reportedly headed into oncoming traffic on multiple occasions during the pursuit. The vehicle also repeatedly stopped abruptly, causing both the suspect car and patrol cars to collide.

The chase ended when officers shot out the vehicle’s tires on Highway 380.