Local car chase leads to arrest of Arkansas man
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:27:21 GMT —
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recovered a stolen pickup Wednesday on IH-40 in Carson County after the driver refused to stop, and the Arkansas man now faces multiple charges.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., a DPS trooper attempted to stop a gray Dodge pickup that was westbound on IH-40 near Groom. The pickup had earlier been reported stolen from McLean.
The driver refused to stop, evading law enforcement. A DPS trooper deployed spikes attempting to stop the pickup, but the driver maneuvered around them, swerving toward the trooper.
Spikes were again deployed, without success, and the driver continued to evade law enforcement.
In an effort to stop the fleeing vehicle, DPS discharged shotgun rounds into the tires of the pickup, which stopped after hitting a fence. The driver of the pickup ran a short distance before being apprehended.
The suspect was identified as William Ray Guthrie, 33, of Sebastian, Ark. Guthrie was placed under arrest for attempted capital murder (a first degree felony), unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (a state jail felony), and evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle (a state jail felony), and booked into the Carson County Jail.