Man charged with deadly conduct taken into custody after fleeing from deputies.


Garrett Frey

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


He tried to run, but he couldn’t hide.


That’s the situation 45-year-old Garrett Frey found himself in on Wednesday when Erath County sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest him for allegedly firing a gun inside a home occupied by a mother and her two children.

After obtaining a warrant for his arrest, deputies arrived at Frey’s residence on May 11 and spotted him working in the yard.


But when they approached, Frey ran to a nearby wooded area.


Deputies then set up surveillance on the home, and later that same day, Frey was seen leaving the residence in a light-colored sedan.

When deputies attempted to stop him, Frey fled again – but this time in a vehicle – leading to a pursuit that headed north on US Hwy. 281 through Morgan Mill.


Frey was finally apprehended on a nearby county road and taken into custody.

He has been charged with deadly conduct and is being held at the Erath County Jail on a $350,000 bond.

Oh, and Frey has a pretty long rap sheet dating back to 2015 when he was charged with burglary of a habitation.


In 2017, he was charged with possession of marijuana and aggravated assault followed by arrests in 2018 for public intoxication, 2020 for criminal trespassing and criminal mischief in 2021.