GARLAND, Texas — A police chase involving multiple law enforcement departments ended with a Rockwall County sheriff's deputy using a Taser on the suspect as he fled across I-30 Tuesday afternoon in Garland.
According to authorities, the chase began when Garland police were called to a Kohl's store on a suspicious person, possible theft call off North President George Bush Highway.
Authorities say the suspect fled the scene and led police on a vehicle chase that traveled into the Rowlett area. At that time, Garland police asked for assistance from Rowlett law enforcement. However, authorities called the chase off when the suspect began driving in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed on I-30.
A short time later, a pilot in a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter spotted the suspect on a residential road in Rowlett. By the time authorities arrived at the scene, he had already fled the scene in a truck, at one point hitting a fence.
Another vehicle pursuit ensued before the suspect eventually pulled over and abandoned the truck on the westbound service road of I-30 at Broadway Boulevard. The suspect then ran into eastbound traffic on I-30 as a deputy followed. Just after the suspect jumped a median into the westbound lanes, the deputy fired a Taser, violently throwing the suspect to the ground as a vehicle narrowly missed him.