A Tuesday chase stretched from Johnson County to Tarrant County, with the suspect reaching speeds of 95 mph at times. A North Richland Hills crash finally ended the chase.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of sexual assault of a child on Tuesday morning in the 1800 block of Ann Dossy Court but the suspect fled the scene before they arrived.
The Times-Review is not printing the suspect’s name to protect the victim.
A resident of the home followed the suspect, JCSO Deputy Aaron Pitts said. Several minutes later, about 11:45 a.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper attempted to stop the suspect who instead drove off at a high rate of speed.
The suspect led officers from several agencies into Tarrant County reaching speeds of 95 mph on Northeast Loop 820 near the Fort Worth/Hurst border.
The suspect at that time exited leading police into a North Richland Hills neighborhood. Moments later the suspect’s Chevrolet pickup crashed into a Nissan SUV. The driver and a passenger in the Nissan suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said. The suspect, who suffered no injuries, was taken into custody and transported to the Tarrant County Jail.
Johnson County Sheriff Adam King said the suspect’s traffic charges will be filed and dealt with in Tarrant County. Pending investigation, any possible forthcoming charges related to the sexual offense allegations will be filed and dealt with in Johnson County.
“I want to thank that trooper and all the officers in Tarrant County for their hard work and for helping get that guy off the streets,” King said.