KPD Arrests a Wanted Man after Pursuit

Killeen Police involved in an evening pursuit.

Officers were notified of a wanted person on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 6:54pm, at the Academy Sporting Goods Store located at 2500 E. Central Texas Expressway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white male was at the Academy Sporting Goods Store attempting to purchase a gun.  A background check was conducted and it revealed that the male had an outstanding warrant.  The Killeen Police were notified and as they were enroute to the call, officers saw a black 2010 Ford Flex leaving the area eastbound on Central Texas Expressway.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however the driver refused and a pursuit ensued.  Shortly thereafter, the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the 2000 block of Little Nolan Road, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and driving through two chain link fences and a wooden fence.  The vehicle came to a stop in the back yard of a residence and the two occupants fled on foot.  Officers caught the male that was wanted and took him into custody without incident.  He was transported to the Killeen City Jail.  A search of the perimeter for the second occupant was conducted and officers were not able to locate him.

The suspect had an outstanding felony warrant out of Belton Police Department.  His name will not be released at this time and is awaiting arraignment.

This incident continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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