Chase suspect in custody

Updated: Oct. 26, 2019 at 4:17 PM CDT
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DUMAS, TEXAS (KFDA) - UPDATE: A fugitive wanted out of Moore and Hartley counties was captured and is in jail after leading deputies on a vehicle chase and damaging multiple properties on Saturday.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office says Saturday night they received information on where Phillip “PJ” Tello was hiding.

Tello was taken into custody and is now in the Moore County Jail.


Saturday morning, deputies from Moore and Hartley County were involved in a vehicle chase with Phillip Tello.

Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle.

Tello began driving erratically causing damage to properties throughout Moore and Hartley Counties.

He was able to elude deputies and abandoned the vehicle.

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Phillip Tello, also know as “PJ Tello” for evading in a motor vehicle.

If anyone has information on his whereabouts call Moore County Crime Stoppers at 806-935-8477 or Dalhart Dispatch at 806-244-5544.

Anyone with information could earn a reward of up to $1,000.

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