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July 31, 2013

High-speed chases race across Palo Pinto County


PALO PINTO COUNTY – Since Saturday, Palo Pinto County has seen two high-speed car chases race across local roads.

According to Palo Pinto County Chief Deputy Mike Sudderth, law enforcement located a vehicle on Saturday in connection with a burglary of items at a ranch on Fortune Bend Road. Police obtained a warrant for the theft of guns and at least one flat-screen TV.

Sudderth said police located the car around 2 a.m. on U.S. Highway 281 South, between Santo and Lipan, and the chase was on. The suspects fled north, up Farm-to-Market Road 4, and turned west along Interstate 20, staying on the north service road.

The sheriff’s department report stated the suspects, as they fled west, often drove in the east-bound lane of traffic. The report also stated deputies saw a shirtless white male, who was moving around a lot in the back seat.

The driver reached speeds of 90-to-105 mph during the pursuit, before the suspect crashed through a fence and into a pasture between I-20 mile markers 373 and 372, according to the report. Sudderth said the suspects then escaped on foot into the woods. However, three deputies involved in the pursuit were unable to locate the driver and two occupants.

Taylor Garrett was arrested in Santo, Sunday – the day after the chase – and charged with burglary of a building, three counts of theft of a firearm, burglary of a vehicle and two counts of evading arrest.

Also arrested from the group in the car was Daniel Brune, who was charged with theft over $50. Sudderth added there was possibly another suspect in the car who has not been arrested.

Mineral Wells Police Department was also involved in at least one pursuit. The Index attempted, but was unable to obtain further information or comment on the chase by Tuesday afternoon.

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