Police chase ends with a wanted fugitive for sexual assault of a child behind bars
Amarillo, TX - One Amarillo man is in custody after allegedly leading police on a car chase over the weekend.
The chase lasted about 30 minutes. It started off as a call for a suspicious vehicle possibly carrying narcotics and ending with an arrest for sexual assault of a child.
Around 11:30 PM Saturday night the Amarillo Police Department was called to the La Kiva Hotel on I-40 East.
"Someone suspected for some reason that the occupant of the vehicle was involved in some sort of a narcotics transaction on the parking lot of the hotel," says Sgt. Brent Barbee, Amarillo Police Department.
When police officers arrived the white Cadillac took off from the La Kiva parking lot, leading police on a chase, starting on the westbound access road heading toward Ross. Once the driver made it to Ridgemere police officers were able to spike the vehicle's tires but the driver kept going and that's when the DPS helicopter got involved.
The 900 block of North Charlotte is where the car chase ended and a foot pursuit began.
"The helicopter was able to see it and relay that to the ground units and he was caught after about a minute, the officer said. Somewhere around in that area and taken into custody," says Sgt. Brent Barbee.
Police officers started the chase that lasted about a total of 30 minutes, with speeds reaching up to 70 miles per hour.
23- year-old Francisco Javier Cisneros was booked into the Potter County Jail for a warrant on sexual assault of a child and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
If convicted Cisneros will be charged with a 3rd degree felony. Which means he faces 2 to 10 years of jail time and has up to a $10,000 fine.
Police say Cisneros he has been arrested 4 times before for possession of fire arms, drugs and unauthorized vehicles.
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