High speed chase arrest

Amarillo, TX - A high speed chase around Amarillo early Thursday morning ends at Soncy and I-40.

Police arrested 43-year-old Charles Wheat Jr. of Amarillo. Wheat was driving a stolen pickup that had been reported missing from an apartment complex.

Police say wheat led a high speed chase for about thirty minutes. Officers set up spikes at Wolflin and flattened some tires. At I-40 and Soncy, the vehicle ran up onto the concrete overpass ramp.

Police believed Wheat matched the description of a man who tried to rob a Super 8 Motel earlier in the morning.

They say additional investigation did not provide any evidence the suspect was involved in that robbery.