Chase suspect escapes

PC Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help

BY CHRISTINA DERR
christina@azlenews.net

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying a man accused of stealing a truck and using it to evade police during a high-speed chase.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 to a gas station on FM 51 North where a man reported his 2002 Ford truck had been stolen.
The victim admitted to leaving the truck running with the keys in the ignition when he went inside for coffee.
A high-speed pursuit ensued when deputies observed the stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on Hwy. 199 in Springtown.
The chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles-per-hour though residential neighborhoods, business parking lots, over medians, and through east- and westbound lanes of Hwy. 199.
Though no crashes occurred, the sheriff’s office said the stolen vehicle nearly collided with other cars several times.
The pursuit ended when the suspect drove through a field on Crown Road, rendering the truck disabled.
He then fled on foot, running into a Springtown Police vehicle, and then jumping a fence into a wooded area where he continued to elude law enforcement.
As of press time, he had not been captured or identified.
The suspect is described as six feet tall, slender build, short hair or shaved head, and was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and blue jeans.
PCSO investigators ask anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or location is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at (817) 594-8845.
Or you may remain anonymous by calling Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.