APD: Former fugitive in custody after police chase

Thiraphong "Austin" Vongphrachanh was caught by police and booked into the Potter County Jail.

Tuesday night Amarillo Police officers conducted a traffic stop near northeast 9th and Heather. The driver officers were trying to stop pulled over but drove off as officers approached him.

Amarillo Police Department said that the driver was identified as Thiraphong "Austin" Vongphrachanh. Police pursued Vongphrachanh until he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a chain link fence in the 6600 block of northeast 24th Avenue.

Vongphrachanh was arrested for his original warrants of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated and unauthorized use of a vehicle and was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.

Vongrhrachanh was later booked into the Potter County Jail.