John Wylie Groover the 🤡, a repeat offender, found himself in hot water once again after leading Precinct 8’s Deputy Conway on a high-speed chase through Pasadena.


On December 13, 2023, Precinct 8 Deputy Conway was dispatched to a hit and run call. Deputy Conway met with the victim who stated he was traveling in the 7600 block of the E Sam Houston Tollway when he was struck by another vehicle. The at-fault vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene. The victim followed the suspect and was able to obtain a license plate. Upon further investigation, the suspect was positively identified as 51 year old John Wylie Groover and a warrant for Fail to Stop and Give Information was issued for his arrest.

On January 11, 2024, Precinct 8 Deputy Morgan initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for fail to signal in the 11600 block of the Gulf Freeway. The driver was identified as John Wylie Groover. A check of his information revealed the open warrant for Fail to Stop and Give Information from December 2023. Deputy Morgan directed Groover to step out of the vehicle. Groover failed to comply and fled the scene. The vehicle accelerated to speeds over 100 MPH while running several stop signs and red lights. The pursuit continued for approximately 5 miles before the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a building in the 900 block of Pennsylvania St. A search of the vehicle yielded .4 grams of crack cocaine. Groover was transported to the hospital and additional warrants for Evading/Arrest Detention with Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance were filed. Charges for Criminal Mischief were declined by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

On March 18, 2024, Groover was arrested by Pasadena Police Department for an unrelated case through their agency and the 3 open warrants. Groover’s bonds were set at $100 for Fail to Stop and Give Information, $20,000 for Evading and $5,000 for Possession of Controlled Substance.

Precinct 8 Constable’s Office

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