Two men are behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase down Highway 77 outside of Robstown on Monday.
Police said the truck they were riding in was stolen and had been used in a felony crime in Houston.
At around 11 a.m., Robstown Police Department Officer Isaac DeLeon saw a black pickup speeding past him in a construction zone. He began to follow, and that's when the truck sped up and the chase was on. Eventually the two men in the vehicle were caught, and ended in the back of a Robstown Police Department vehicle.
The suspects told Robstown Police Chief Johnny Brown that they had left Houston and were heading south to pick someone up, then they were all returning to Houston. Police checked into the story and found out that the truck they were in had been stolen in Houston and used in an aggravated robbery there.
"I clocked them at a high rate of speed. I also noticed while I was behind the truck the license plate was in marker, which was very odd to me, so I initiated a traffic stop. They refused to stop," Officer DeLeon said. "They all of a sudden took off at a high rate of speed, going through traffic on the shoulder, passing 18 wheelers. They took a right here at a high rate of speed, they lost control through the end of the dirt road and that's where they bailed out in the brush."
"It could happen at anytime, you just never know," Chief Brown said. "Crime never stops. It ain't got a clock on it."
The two suspects are under arrest for stealing the truck by using some kind of weapon, evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Brown said both are in the country illegally, and the U.S. Border Patrol will more then likely take the case.
Right now, the two are in the Nueces County Jail.
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