Suspect in custody after police chase and standoff with SWAT in Fort Worth
A police chase through Fort Worth lasted for almost an hour Wednesday morning before the car was stopped on Jacksboro Highway at West Loop 820 just before 11 a.m. and the suspect arrested not long afterward.
The suspect was later identified as Juan Castillo, 25.
Castillo refused to get out of the vehicle for more than an hour before being arrested, according to police and video reports.
SWAT was on the scene, police said.
The chase began about 10 a.m. in the 2100 block of Mistletoe Avenue on the near southside of Fort Worth when police responded to a call about a suspicious person.
Castillo was sleeping in a car, police said.
When he woke up, he saw a police officer and drove away. Patrol officers joined by troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety chased Castillo through south, north and west Fort Worth. At one point, speeds reached 95 mph on highways.
Castillo’s car stopped on Jacksboro Highway near Loop 820 in northwest Fort Worth after it lost a front tire. The suspect refused to exit the vehicle for about an hour.
Police Sgt. Christopher Britt said a check on the license plate showed multiple felony warrants for the owner of the vehicle, but it was unknown whether that was Castillo.
Castillo was taken into custody just after noon.
“It’s unknown if the suspect is armed,” Britt said earlier. “But he’s considered dangerous because he was driving dangerously.”
Jacksboro Highway was closed in both directions during the standoff.