Jefferson County SO: Amarillo man arrested after chase in stolen truck
A 30-year-old Amarillo man who deputies say led them on a chase across two Southeast Texas counties earlier this week was arrested Thursday after another chase in Jefferson County, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Alex Espinoza is facing multiple charges across six counties, including Jefferson, Hardin and Chambers. He was arrested Thursday for evading detention in a motor vehicle.
A man called the sheriff's office around 12:37 p.m. saying he was behind his brother's stolen maroon F350 truck with the rear window smashed out, headed east on Highway 90.
Espinoza veered into a field in the 2100 block of N. Broadway in China and the truck became stuck in the field, according to the sheriff's office.
Espinoza was taken into custody nearby.
The sheriff's office released the following information:
On 01/18/2018 around 12:37 p.m., a man called the Sheriff’s Office to report that he was behind his brother’s stolen maroon F350 truck with the rear window smashed out. They were East bound on Hwy 90. Deputies spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop it.
The driver veered the truck into a field in the 2100 block of N. Broadway in China. The truck became stuck in the field. The male suspect then fled on foot. A search of the area ensued. The suspect was taken into custody nearby.
He is identified as 30 year old Alex Espinoza from Amarillo, Texas. He has multiple charges pending in Hardin County, Lubbock County, Swisher County, Briscoe County and Chambers County.
Espinoza is the same person who ran from Chambers County Deputies and JCSO Deputies on Monday, January 15, 2018. On that date, the stolen Dodge Challenger that he was driving crashed and he fled on foot. His passenger, 34 year old Robert DeYoung of Winnie was arrested that day.
Espinoza spent 3 nights hiding out in the woods during the freeze. He was able to find a deer blind that had a small propane heater but that didn’t last very long. He said that he had not eaten nor drank since the chase on Monday. He is charged with Evading Detention with a Motor Vehicle at this time with the possibility of additional charges to come.