Vehicle chase ends in arrest

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

Oct 24, 2007 - A five-mile vehicle chase along Interstate 30 east of Sulphur Springs concluded with the suspect surrendering to authorities after his tires were punctured early this morning

The incident began around 12:30 Wednesday morning, when Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Buddy Williams stopped a green 2000 model Pontiac Grand Am with Indiana license plates at the 128 mile marker on Interstate 30 east for a traffic violation.

Williams, after speaking briefly to driver and lone occupant, asked the man to step to the rear of the car. As Williams reached the rear of the car to wait for the man, identified later as 19-year-old  Marcos Anthony Gutierrez of Fort Worth, the car reentered Interstate-30 and continued east.

Williams then quickly returned to his patrol vehicle and advised dispatchers over the radio that he was pursuing the fleeing vehicle, then reentered the road to try to catch up to the car.

SSPD Sgt. Jason Ricketson and officer Chris Rosamond, working as a two man team, were also patrolling nearby in one vehicle and fell in behind Williams in pursuit of the Grand Am.

As the chase progressed east on I-30, Williams and the other officers noted Gutierrez to weave lanes while throwing items out the window, some of which hit the retaining wall between the east and west bound lanes and fell back into the roadway.

State trooper David Reynolds was further ahead on I-30 and deployed road spikes at the 133 mile marker, located just beyond Hopkins County Sheriff’s Cpl. Eddie Moon who was also waiting to assist. The Pontiac Grand Am hit the spikes, deflating its front tires and causing the vehicle to slide to a stop on the shoulder.

Upon stopping, the driver immediately exited the car and fell on his stomach on the ground, surrendering to authorities. Williams, assisted by Moon, 

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