Suspect identified in high-speed chase, wanted for capital murder in Tarrant County

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Update: Thursday, February 25, 9:00 p.m.

A man wanted for capital murder in Tarrant County was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended on foot in Wichita Falls Thursday evening.

The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Pedro Rodriguez.

The Wichita Falls Police Department Gang Task Force officers said they saw Rodriguez drive away from a house on 9th Street around 5 p.m.

Then, officers said when they tried to stop and arrest Rodriguez near Kemp and Avenue M for the capital murder arrest warrant, he sped away.

The pursuit reached speeds of over 70 miles per hour.

According to police, Rodriguez lost control near Seymour Road and Pawhuska and then took off running. He was eventually caught at Seymour Road and Lebanon.

NBC DFW reported a 22-year-old Arlington man was found dead Thursday, February 4 in Euless two days after he was reported missing.

Thursday, February 4 is the same date as on Rodriguez’s capital murder warrant.

Rodriguez is charged with unlawful possession of firearm by felon, evading arrest or detention with vehicle, and possession of marijuana under two ounces.

The Wichita Falls Police Department worked with Euless Police Department officers to make this arrest happen.

Police said a bond will be set for Rodriguez once he’s taken back to Tarrant County.

Continue to stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we learn more information.

A suspect has been taken into custody by the Wichita Falls Police Department following a high-speed vehicle chase that ended on foot.

WFPD officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Kemp Boulevard and Avenue M shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, at which time the suspect began to lead officers on a chase.

The pursuit reached speeds of over 70 miles per hour and covered multiple streets in Wichita Falls, including the Kell Boulevard access roads, Grant Street, Maplewood Avenue, Lawrence Road and Seymour Road.

The suspect eventually lost control of the vehicle near Seymour Road, at which time the suspect exited the vehicle and began fleeing the scene on foot.

Officers eventually caught up to the suspect near Pawhuska Road off of Seymour Road and took him into custody.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.

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