Police Release Names of Suspects Involved in Fiery Chase

January 11, 2012

Bellaire police have released the names of the suspects who led officers on a car chase Tuesday that ended with a car catching on fire.

Michael Dewaine Brown, a 25-year-old Houston resident was charged with burglary of a habitation and evading arrest.

Danta Creighton Smith, a 23-year-old Houston resident and Harry Gradeny, a 21-year-old Houston resident, were charged with burglary of a habitation.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 5200 block of Mimosa on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

A resident observed three males loading property into the trunk of a vehicle and called the police.

The suspects scaled a fence and broke out a window to steal a safe from the residence, police said.

When officers arrived at the home around 2 p.m., the suspects were leaving the scene and tried to evade police, striking one patrol vehicle as they tried to escape.

Police chased the suspect vehicle northbound on Chimney Rock to the Southwest Freeway until the vehicle stopped near the Shepherd exit.

Two suspects fled on foot and were arrested; one suspect was arrested coming out of the vehicle, police said.

Officers removed the safe from the vehicle after it overheated and caught on fire.

All three men are currently in custody. Brown is being held on a $20,000 bond and Smith and Gradeny are being held on a $10,000 bond.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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