UPDATE: Chase Suspect Chunked AR15 Out the Window
SAN ANGELO, TX – A Weslaco, Texas man was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended on Highway 277 on Thursday.
According to the press release from the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, on October 2, Tom Green County Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle just north of Christoval on Highway 277. After initially pulling over, the suspect then sped off with Deputies in pursuit. Other units were able to deploy spike strips which were effective in deflating the suspect vehicle tires. The suspect was then taken into custody without further incident. Following the arrest, Deputies recovered body armor, magazines and ammunition in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the bar ditch area along the pursuit route was conducted. Deputies found an AR15 assault rifle and a model 1911, .45 pistol the suspect had thrown out during the pursuit.
Check out a video of the scene here:
The suspect is identified as Jesus Valadez Camarena Jr. 08/31/87.Camarena was found to have outstanding Federal and State arrest warrants as listed above. Additional criminal charges are pending. TGCSO was assisted during this arrest by Homeland Security, Customs Border Patrol, DPS and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
San Angelo LIVE! was the first to report the chase. Here is the story: Chase Down HWY 277 Ends Right After Trashcan Hill
Camarena is charged with Violation Of Parole Marijuana Possession (US Marshals), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (Presidio County), and Evading Arrest/Detention (Tom Green County).
He is currently in the Tom Green County Jail with no bond.Editor's Note: The location of the chase is a hill roughly five miles north of Christoval on US 277 commonly referred to as 5-mile hill. Law Enforcement personnel often refer to the hill as 'trash can' hill in radio communications.
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