Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Car chase ended in an arrest in Mesquite Wednesday
The driver is suspected of stealing the truck from the 100 block of West High Street in Terrell.
MESQUITE Terrell police arrested Armando Fuentes, 29, at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, after a vehicle chase involving a flatbed truck that began in Terrell came to an end near the intersection of Americana Lane and Galloway Avenue in Mesquite.
"We were aware of the chase but uninvolved in it," said Sgt. Brian Parrish, Mesquite police spokesman.
The last few minutes of the chase affected traffic on the northbound side of Galloway as the suspect traveled south on the northbound side of Galloway trying to elude spike strips that were placed down to stop the truck.
"They made a couple of attempts to spike the vehicle. Finally one of the wheels got hit and they were able to take him into custody," Parrish said.
Fuentes is suspected of stealing the truck from the 100 block of West High Street in Terrell. Fuentes will be charged with vehicle theft and evading in a vehicle.
The Terrell police credit assistance from other agencies including the Mesquite police for helping to ensure public safety during the chase.
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