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Colleyville bank robbery suspect arrested in Arlington

Police in a standoff with a robbery suspect following a Wednesday afternoon chase that ended near an Arlington school.
Police in a standoff with a robbery suspect following a Wednesday afternoon chase that ended near an Arlington school. WFAA HD Chopper 8

A bank robbery suspect who led police officers on a chase through several cities was in the Arlington jail Wednesday night.

DeShawn Maurice Moffett, 34, of Arlington, was arrested at the end of the chase at 600 SE Green Oaks Blvd., police said.

He is a suspect in the robbery of the Bank of America, 5701 Colleyville Blvd., just before noon, Colleyville spokeswoman Mona Gandy said.

Colleyville, Irving, Euless and Grand Prairie police were involved in the chase. Grand Prairie officers spiked the vehicle’s tires, Grand Prairie Detective Lyle Gensler said. Arlington SWAT officers negotiated with the man until he surrendered.

The man, who was not identified, was in the Arlington jail on outstanding felony warrants out of Dallas and Collin counties, officials said.

An FBI spokeswoman said charges related to the robbery had not been processed Wednesday night.

Moffett’s car was stopped and he was arrested next to the Ferguson Education Center. The school was locked down until 1:50 p.m.

Moffett’s mugshot was not released because police were still doing photo lineups, Arlington police spokesman Lt. Christopher Cook said.

His bail was set at $2,500. His criminal history shows multiple offenses of theft of property.

Staff writer Ryan Osborne contributed to this report.

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