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      APD chases down man with warrant for sexual assault of child

      Amarillo police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle Sunday night, which ended up in a vehicle chase and foot chase before the suspect was booked into Potter County.

      Amarillo police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle Sunday night, which ended up in a vehicle chase and foot chase before the suspect was booked into Potter County. The suspect was found to have a warrant for sexual assault of a child and evading arrest or detention in a motor vehicle with previous conviction, a felony.

      At around 11:30 p.m. on May 31, officers were sent to the La Kiva Motel at 2501 E. I-40 on a report of a suspicious vehicle that was possibly involved in a narcotics transaction on the parking lot.

      The description of the car given by the caller was a white 2000 Cadillac four door.

      Officers located the vehicle on the motel lot and attempted to stop it.

      The driver fled westbound on the access road and then north on S. Ross.

      The driver turned off his headlights crossing Ross/Mirror connector.

      Officers ended the pursuit. The vehicle turned eastbound on Amarillo Blvd.

      A short time later, officers located the vehicle again, now driving with its headlights back on.

      They again tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop.

      Officers were able to spike the vehicle's tires as it went wound and west on Ridgemere.

      There driver continued to drive on damaged tires.

      By this time, the DPS helicopter became involved and monitored the vehicle as it was going west on NE 3rd.

      The driver continued on NE 3rd before turning north and eventually stopping in the street in the area ofthe 900 block of N. Charlotte.

      The vehicle was under the observation of the helicopter, staffed by a DPS pilot and an APD flight officer.

      The suspect ran east through the parking lot of the Lakeview Apartments. Officers were able to apprehend him after a foot pursuit. He was checked by responding paramedics.

      He was booked into Potter County Correctional Center. The suspect, Francisco Javier Cisneros, 23, of Amarillo was arrested for an outstanding Potter County warrant for sexual assault of a child and evading arrest or detention in a motor vehicle with previous conviction, a felony.

      No narcotics were found and there were no injuries.