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Man arrested in Fort Worth after chase through two counties

A suspect led police on a long chase through Tarrant and Dallas counties early Thursday before he drove back into Fort Worth and was captured.
A suspect led police on a long chase through Tarrant and Dallas counties early Thursday before he drove back into Fort Worth and was captured. Courtesy

A man led police on a car chase early Thursday through both Tarrant and Dallas counties before he returned to Fort Worth and was captured on foot, police said.

Authorities had not released his name.

The chase lasted more than an hour.

The pursuit began about 12:50 a.m. Thursday when a man who appeared to be sleeping in a car in a Motel 6 parking lot at 1236 S. Oakland Blvd. in Fort Worth drew the attention of a patrol officer.

The man fled, driving east on Interstate 30 into Dallas, where deputies with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department picked up the chase. Police stopped their pursuit when the man started driving on the wrong side of the road.

The man drove back to Fort Worth, where spike strips were used to stop his car in the 6000 block of Oakland Hills Drive. Once he stopped, he got out and ran into the Linda Vista Apartments complex, police said.

Deputies chased him into the complex, where he was arrested, police said.

He faces a charge of evading arrest, police said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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