UPDATE: WFPD arrest Dustin Nails after early morning foot chase

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UPDATE: June 25, 2021 at 4:55 a.m.

WFPD officers arrested Dustin Nails early Friday morning following a short foot chase.

According to WFPD Sgt. Brian Sheehan, they caught up with him near the intersection of 34th Street and Travis Street around 3:10.

He was taken to the hospital with injuries from the chase. Nails was on the run for a little more than eight hours.

We’ve reached out to the WFPD for more information, they haven’t called back yet.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Search efforts are underway in Wichita Falls for a man well-known to law enforcement after police say he slammed an SUV into a tree, possibly hitting his girlfriend with the vehicle as she jumped out.

At about the same time, a woman was hit by the same vehicle when she jumped out.

It happened around 7:30 Thursday evening at Lawrence and Alabama. Wichita Falls police and Sheriff’s deputies soon had a four-block perimeter set up between Lebanon and Sherman and York and Alabama.

Then a K-9 officer arrived to search for Dustin Nails, who is already accused of abducting a woman earlier this year.

According to a Sergeant on scene, after the SUV hit the tree, Nails jumped out of the vehicle and took off running. And, earlier at around six Thursday evening, there were reports Nails was ramming a woman’s vehicle and other vehicles in the green suburban.

Sgt. Hart says the chase and crash happened at around 7:30 after an officer spotted the UV and tried to pull Nails over, who has a felony warrant.

The woman with Nails, who Sgt. Hart says could be his girlfriend, was being evaluated by medical personnel and Hart believes she suffered a leg injury.

The 34-year-old is awaiting trial for burglary, intending another felony and for evading arrest. He also allegedly abducted a woman, who was reported to be Nails’ girlfriend, in February. Nails is out of jail on a $150,000 bond.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

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