PALMER – A police chase that entered Ellis County on Thursday morning ended with the successful capture of the suspect driver.
Local authorities were alerted to a chase initiated by the Seagoville Police Department at about 8:30 a.m.
“We had gotten information over the radio that Seagoville police were in a pursuit of a light SUV that was entering the county,” Ellis County sheriff’s patrol Lt. James Saulter said.
Once in the county, Seagoville police withdrew from the chase, with units from the sheriff’s office and Ferris and Garrett police departments taking it on.
“They chased (the SUV) around the Palmer area and out in the county,” Saulter said. “The suspect finally slid into a concrete barrier over at Newton Road and I-45. He came to a stop and gave up at that point.”
Authorities had been working on getting some spikes set up when the suspect wrecked his vehicle.
At the scene, Saulter spoke with the male suspect, who was uninjured by the accident and taken into custody without incident.
“He told me he was running out of gas and he just gave up at that point,” Saulter said. “He told me had warrants out of Mesquite PD for possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear. That hasn’t been confirmed yet – that’s what the suspect told me.
“We took him into custody and detained him until Seagoville arrived,” the lieutenant said, noting the suspect and SUV were turned over Seagoville police.
Saulter said he anticipates no charges being filed in Ellis County.
“We gave everything to Seagoville,” he said.
No property damage or other accidents resulted from the chase, which ended about 9:30 a.m. The suspect’s information was not immediately available for release.
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