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Deputies chase armed man from Hunt County to Rockwall

Hunt County deputies chase suspect to Rockwall County before tires blow out

A chase began after a suspect did not stop for a traffic violation leading deputies on a pursuit from Hunt County to Rockwall County.
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A chase began after a suspect did not stop for a traffic violation leading deputies on a pursuit from Hunt County to Rockwall County.

A man who fired shots at law enforcement officers during a car chase from Hunt County to the city of Rockwall was arrested Wednesday night.

Just before midnight, a Hunt County deputy made a traffic stop at Texas 276 near Quinlan, about 74 miles east of Fort Worth.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop, initiating a police chase westbound on the highway, the Hunt County sheriff said in a press release.

During the pursuit, the suspect fired several gunshots from his vehicle, but did not hit anyone.

The suspect stopped at a Shell station at the intersection of Texas 276 and Farm Road 549 in Rockwall County. Both front tires of the suspect’s vehicle were blown out.

The 51-year-old male suspect was arrested and taken to the Hunt County Detention Center.

He could face several felony charges, the press release said. No injures were reported.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Quinlan police, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, Rockwall police and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted with the chase.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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