Dameon Dewayne Hooper, 32, was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday after attempting to elude an Angelina County Sheriff’s deputy, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy attempted to stop Hooper for a traffic violation, but he accelerated and attempted to drive away, according to a sheriff’s office report. He abandoned his vehicle at the intersection of Atkinson Drive and Alton Street in Lufkin but was caught behind a house on Alton Street, the report stated.