UPDATE: WFPD searching for suspect in high-speed chase

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Thursday, October 8 at 12:25 p.m.

Officials with the Wichita Falls Police Department are still looking for a man involved in a high speed chase turned manhunt in Wichita Falls.

According to police, the chase began at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday at the 1100 block of Central Freeway East after police attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

The chase lasted about five minutes and reached speeds of 96 miles per hour, police said.

Authorities said the chase ended near a ravine on Hill Top Avenue and Peach Street, when the driver left the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police said the vehicle did not crash.

Game Wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife assisted and used an infrared drone to attempt to locate the suspect.

According to authorities, the suspect is described as a black male in a white t-shirt and blue jeans with facial hair.

An officer on scene said he witnessed the suspect continue into the woods near Hill Top Avenue and Peach Street on the west side of the tracks.

At about 11 Wednesday night Wichita Falls Police attempted a traffic stop, but said the man wouldn’t pull over. He later led authorities on a pursuit that lasted about five minutes, according to Sergeant Poirot.

Authorities said the chase ended near a ravine on Hill Top Avenue where the driver left his car and ran on foot. Texas Parks and Wildlife were on scene and worked with WFPD in the search.

A drone was used at one point, but officers were not able to find the suspect.

There were nearly 20 police units and eight units from the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest.

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