ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A suspect who evaded a traffic stop in Abilene then ran from police after crashing has been identified.

Joel Davis was taken into custody after he was found walking in a creek bed near Cobb Park off State Street around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis is accused of wrecking while evading a traffic stop then fleeing the scene on foot.

An arrest report states Davis told police he ran because the vehicle he was driving was stolen.

Police say Davis drove away from the traffic stop at a high rate of speed, striking a police vehicle before wrecking while trying to turn onto Graham Street from N 3rd Street.

Witnesses to the crash told KTAB and KRBC Davis drove up the guidewire to a telephone pole, causing his vehicle to flip. They then saw him flee the scene on foot.

Police had perimeter set up in the area while they searched for Davis with the help of K9s.

BigCountryHomepage.com will update this article once his identity is released.