Monday, April 1, 2013
Chase through Balch Springs, Mesquite, and Garland ended in apparent suicide
Police were attempting to serve Noah Michael Timmons, 26, with four warrants for sexual assault of a child.
A suspect is dead after a police chase ended in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, March 26.
A police chase that began at a residence in the 2200 block of Rodney Lane in Balch Springs, where officers attempted to serve Noah Michael Timmons, 26, with four warrants for sexual assault of a child, ended with a crash on I-30 West near Bass Pro Drive.
Timmons led police on a two-hour-long chase that passed through Balch Springs into Mesquite and Garland several times before heading into Rockwall via I-30 East.
"The chase started at 8:05 p.m. As our officers pulled up, the suspect was pulling away from the residence," said Lt. Mark Maret, Balch Springs Police Department spokesman. "The chase ended on I-30 West when officers placed spike strips down near Dalrock Road. The suspect then crashed into the wall of the freeway near Bass Pro [Drive]."
During the chase the suspect fired on police with a firearm, Maret said.
"There were approximately nine shots fired at officers as the suspect was making a turn at I-635 and Northwest Highway. He fired seven rounds as he made the turn and two more as he headed back onto the freeway," Maret said. "One Dallas County Sheriff's vehicle was found to have a single bullet hole in it at the conclusion of the chase."
Mesquite police joined the chase to assist briefly, according to Lt. Bill Hedgpeth, Mesquite police spokesman.
Maret said after the vehicle came to a stop on I-30, officers approached the vehicle cautiously once they noticed the driver wasn't moving. Timmons was found with an apparent single gunshot wound, according to Maret.
"No injuries were reported to anyone other than the suspect in this incident," Maret said.
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