UPDATE: Suspect identified in chase, charged with sexual assault

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UPDATE: May 5, 2020, 10:34 a.m.

The man arrested in a chase Monday night that took four law agencies from Wichita Falls into Clay County then back to Wichita Falls began after a woman walked into a sexual assault in her home, according to affidavits.

The suspect is Paul Russell, 51, who is charged with evading arrest, sexual assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

It began just before 8 p.m. when police went to a home on North Shore Drive.

A woman there said she came home from work at an earlier time than planned and walked in on her husband having sex with a teenage girl in their bed.

She said she ran outside and called the police and told officers Russell had fled the scene.

A police officer then spotted the car headed east on Southwest Parkway and when a backup unit arrived, they began pursuit.

The Camaro continued north onto Henry S. Grace Freeway, then onto U.S. 287 into Clay County.

The Camaro then turned around and went through the Love’s parking lot and came back into Wichita Falls. By this time WFPD, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, DPS and Clay County Sheriff’s office were involved.

Officers said the chase reached speeds of about 70 miles an hour and at one point Russell drove into oncoming traffic in the wrong lane.

It ended after more than 30 minutes at the Home Zone parking lot at Fairway and Call Field when a Wichita County Sheriff’s unit struck it.

Officers said Russell surrendered and they found a .40 caliber pistol in the front passenger seat.

The sexual assault charge affidavit states the reporting person came home earlier than expected after work to find Russell in the sex act.

A 21- year- old woman was also arrested at the home on North Shore for interfering with officers.


UPDATE: May 5, 2020 8:34 a.m.

The suspect in the slow-speed chase has been identified as Paul B. Russell.

According to the Wichita Falls jail log Russell was booked into jail on May 4, 2020, on a charge of Unlawful carrying of weapons.


UPDATE: May 4, 2022, 9:49 p.m.

One man is in custody after leading Wichita Falls Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, and DPS Troopers on a slow-speed chase through parts of Wichita and Clay Counties.

It started tonight before 8 p.m. and the man may have driven around spike strips.

He led authorities on the chase on U.S. 287 also on East Scott and Kell West.

After making the Barnett Rd. exit, the man continued back on Kell East until making the McNeil exit.

From there, the chase continued westbound on Call Field before coming to an end in the Home Zone parking lot on Fairway.

First responders arrived to give the man any medical attention he might have needed.

At this time authorities have not released what sparked the chase.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as this story develops.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls Police Department is in a vehicle chase that has spanned from Clay County to Barnet Road along HWY 287.

This is has been reported as a slow speed chase.

Police have tried to use spike strips to stop the car several times and have not been successful.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as this story develops.

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