One arrested after high-speed pursuit through Clay County

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A high-speed pursuit through Clay County ended in a truck stop parking lot in Wichita Falls Wednesday.

A high-speed pursuit through Clay County ended in a truck stop parking lot in Wichita Falls Wednesday.

A high-speed pursuit that began near Bellevue Wednesday morning ended when DPS Troopers used spike strips to immobilize the vehicle.

Robert Timm Engel, 30, who has addresses listed in Iowa Park and Wichita Falls, was arrested in the incident and now faces charges of Evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance more than 1 gram, less that 4 grams, and tampering with physical evidence. He is in the Wichita County Jail.

Engel

Engel

The pursuit began at 10:58 a.m. When Trooper Brandon Neff of Bowie attempted to stop Engel, driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car, for a traffic violation. Speeds during the chase reached 105 miles per hour. Deputies from Clay and Wichita counties also responded.

Troopers attempted to stop Engel with spike strips near the Spur 510 exit in Henrietta and again near Wilson Overpass before finally slowing the vehicle at the Windthorst Road exit in Wichita Falls at approximately 11:18 a.m. With three tires blown out, Engel attempted to pull into a parking lot at Loves Truck Stop. Officers used a Tazer to subdue the man.

A Wichita County deputy fired shots at the vehicle but missed as it approached Windthorst Road, said DPS Sgt. Toby Catlin.

A small amount of possible methamphetamine was found inside the car.

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