Three suspects in custody after cross-country pursuit

January 22, 2013

Several law enforcement vehicles were at the farm of Cody and Willis Hughes (CWH Farms) after searching for three suspects that shot at a DPS officer on Monday morning. The farm is located near Interstate 20 and FM 1230 west of Roscoe. A DPS helicopter also landed at the farm as part of the search. The three suspects were found hiding in a building in Colorado City and were taken to the Mitchell County Jail just after midnight. (Photo by Holly Dewbre)

Law Enforcement Officials have arrested three individuals that were hiding in a house in southeast Colorado City in Mitchell County. 
Early Monday morning, a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper had stopped a vehicle for speeding over one hundred miles an hour while traveling east near the Mitchell/Howard County line on Interstate 20. As the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver stepped out and began shooting. A pursuit ensued with the violator. The trooper lost sight of the vehicle near the community of Loraine in eastern Mitchell County. 
Other officials found the abandoned vehicle on Farm Road 1230 near mile marker 230 of Interstate 20 in Nolan County.  A search of the area was canceled at about noon.
Just after 2 p.m. alert citizens called law enforcement when three males arrived at a house in southeast Colorado City. Law enforcement officials went to investigate the tip and found the three to be hiding and barricaded in the house. A perimeter was set up and nearby houses were evacuated as a safety precaution. Just after midnight, officials made entry into the house and found the three hiding. The three were arrested without incident and transported to the Mitchell County Jail. The identities of the three have not yet been determined.

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