Police Chase With Believed Kidnapper & Victim Ends
A driver in a red SUV led police on a chase around downtown Dallas on April 19, 2012. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A police chase that started in Seagoville, weaved into downtown Dallas, then Mesquite, and back into downtown Dallas has ended.
Around Noon Dallas police began pursuing a burgundy colored Ford Expedition SUV.
The case is believed to be a kidnapping involving a woman and a man — who is the father of her child. The man was believed to have a gun.
Dallas police Senior Corporal Kevin Janse issued a very brief statement during the chase that said, in part, “Preliminary reports are that one of the occupants in the vehicle is wanted for armed robbery. There are at least two occupants in the vehicle with one of those being a female.”
Sources told CBS 11 News the driver has a pending arrest warrant for aggravated assault, apparently after last week shooting at the female that was inside the vehicle with him during the chase.
CBS 11 News reporter J.D. Miles learned the driver/suspect had a cell phone and was in contact with Mesquite police while driving. The man reportedly told officers that he wanted to pull over but was afraid to stop.
At about 1:00 p.m. the driver pulled over near the intersection of Griffin Street and Pacific Avenue. The driver/suspect got out of the SUV, with his hands up, and laid down on the ground. Officers immediately took him into custody and converged on the vehicle, removing a female from the passenger side.
It did not appear as if anyone taken from the SUV had life threatening injuries.
CBS 11 has crews in the air and on the ground and will have more information as it becomes available.