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Three arrested following high speed chase across two counties
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
Three suspects were taken into custody following a high-speed chase from Channelview into Montgomery County, deputies said Sunday.
According to the Harris County Sheriffs Office, a deputy responded to a robbery at a gas station near First Street and Market Street. When the deputy arrived at the scene, three male suspects tried to ram the deputys patrol unit. The deputy fired three shots, and then a chase ensued.
As many as 30 law enforcement units pursued the suspects as they made their way heading north on the Eastex Freeway.
After about 30 minutes and 38 miles, the car chase ended along the Eastex Freeway service road at Wallis Street in Montgomery County. Thats where deputies said the suspects ditched their vehicle and ran into a wooded area.
The next thing you know we have the helicopters here, and the officers came up and were putting vests on, said one witness.
K-9 units and officers combed through the woods looking for the men. Deputies said they caught one of the men while police dogs located the other two.
I was on parole, one of the suspects told KHOU 11 News as he was taken into custody. I made a mistake, but I did nothing wrong. These police brutalized me, tazed me.
Officials confirmed they used a Taser on the man.
No other injuries were reported.