The name of the prominent attorney who led Waller County law enforcement officers on a chase along Hwy. 290 earlier this month has been released.
Waller County DA Elton Mathis yesterday filed charges of reckless driving against local attorney Larkin Eakin.
Eakin, who practices law in both Houston and Waller County, is expected to turn himself in sometime today.
Only hours before the charges were announced, InstantNewsKaty reported that the lack of charges – and the failure of authorities to identify the suspect involved – had resulted in some Waller County residents suggesting a cover-up was involved.
According to a Waller County Sheriff’s Office offense report, Eakin led multiple law enforcement officials on a chase along Hwy. 290 just before 2 a.m. July 1.
He was ultimately stopped by pursuing officers, but until yesterday no charges had been filed and Eakin’s name had not been released.
On the night of the incident, Eakin was taken to a hospital to have a blood sample drawn instead of being booked into jail. Those circumstances led to a number of Waller County residents to wonder if Eakin was receiving preferential treatment and that the incident was being covered up by county officials.
No additional information was immediately available on why it took almost four weeks for the charges to be filed.
Attempts to reach Eakin for comment have been unsuccessful.