Richmond man faces charges in high-speed chase through Henrietta

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DPS, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Henrietta VFD vehicles and personnel surround a wrecked motorcycle that led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Henrietta Friday.

By Matt Kelton
Pioneer Sentinel

A Richmond, Texas man was arrested for outstanding warrants and evading arrest following a high-speed chase Friday that ended in a one-vehicle accident in northeast Henrietta.

A DPS Trooper based in Wichita County was assisting a motorist on Wilson Overpass at 3:36 p.m. Friday when David Calandreli, 26, riding a Suzuki motorcycle, passed the trooper at a high rate of speed, said DPS Spokesman Tony Fulton. Calandreli was traveling south, toward Henrietta. The motorcycle had no license plates.

Fulton said the trooper caught up to the motorcycle near Mosley Trading Company, approximately three miles north of Henrietta. When the trooper turned on his lights to initiate a traffic stop, Calandreli sped away and turned onto the Hwy. 82 exit into Henrietta.

Once in Henrietta, Calandreli attempted to lose troopers and Clay County Deputies on side streets, speeding through school zones and residential areas.

Traveling south on Hook St., the rider attempted to turn east onto the 900 block of East Wichita Street, where he struck loose gravel and lost control of the bike. After wrecking the motorcycle, Calandreli, described by witnesses as a Hispanic-looking male in a motorcycle jacket, ran from the scene.

DPS and Clay County Sheriff’s Office vehicles surrounded the wrecked motorcycle while the Trooper chased him on foot through two fenced yards before catching the man at 908 E. Ikard St. The chase ended at 3:58 p.m.

After the man was taken into custody, troopers searched a backpack and motorcycle jacket left near the wrecked motorcycle.

Calandreli was arrested on two Tarrant County warrants for evading arrest and failure to identify, and faces one charge in Clay County of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony. Calandreli is in the Clay County Jail with bonds set at $1,000 for the failure to identify warrant, $2,500 for the evading arrest warrant, and $10,000 for evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

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