Grayville Office Recognized for Bravery

A Grayville police officer is being commended for his bravery after a high speed chase last weekend that led to the capture of  one of the three escaped inmates from the White County Jail and resulted in the arrest of one of their alleged accomplices. Michael Brown was on patrol in Grayville when he located Justin Bray, who had just escaped the White County Jail earlier that morning. Bray was in a vehicle being driven by Wendi Owen heading north on Court Street.  Brown tried to initiate a traffic stop, but Owen refused to stop. Owen is alleged to have rammed the Grayville squad car five times during the chase which reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour while trying to escape.  Other agencies soon arrived to aid Brown and the suspects were caught. Grayville Chief of Police Roy Mann said Brown showed his bravery by continuing to pursue the subjects in a professional way even after being rammed twice by the subject and struck a couple of more times.