San Marcos stalking suspect’s high-speed chase to New Braunfels injures 5, including 3 kids, police say


San Marcos police say a stalking investigation led to a high-speed chase into New Braunfels on Monday morning.

Authorities said a woman called police around 9:30 a.m. to report that Macleen William Trainor, 27, was stalking her daughter and was currently at Bonham Pre-K, where her daughter worked.

An officer met the women at the school, and spotted a suspect vehicle near the school, and more officers began to head that way, police said.

“The officer also learned that the suspect texted a picture of a gun to the complainant and told her that he knew officers were looking for him,” police said in a statement Monday. “He also texted a threat to use the gun on himself because he ‘was not going back to jail.’”

An officer approached Trainor in his pickup and ordered him to step out, but he refused and took off down Highway 123 toward FM 1101.

San Marcos police around 10:45 a.m. warned counterparts in New Braunfels that the driver in a black Nissan pickup was headed their way on FM 1101, officials said.

Authorities said the pickup, which had reached speeds exceeding 100 mph during the chase, entered the New Braunfels city limits and ignored the stop sign at FM 306 and Creekside Crossing.

The pickup collided with a silver Acura sedan and a silver Honda Odyssey minivan.

The collision caused the pickup to roll over and the driver was thrown from the crash, police said. He was taken to University Hospital in critical condition with potentially life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The pickup driver, who was not identified by police, will face criminal charges. He will be charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.

He will also face a stalking charge when he recovers from his injuries, according to San Marcos police.

The minivan’s driver, a 52-year-old woman from New Braunfels, and three child passengers – two 2-year-olds and a 4-year-old – were taken to Resolute Hospital. One of the 2-year-olds was later moved to University Hospital in San Antonio for more serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said.

The sedan’s driver, a 71-year old man from New Braunfels, was treated at the scene, officials said. 

 


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