AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - One man is in custody after a police chase near Southwest 34th Avenue and Bell Street in Amarillo this afternoon.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., a DPS Trooper attempted to stop a silver Nissan Altima for a traffic violation at IH-40 and Soncy Road in Amarillo.
According to Texas DPS, the driver refused to stop and drove away from the troopers through northwest Amarillo.
Preliminary information indicated the car was stolen.
The driver eventually ran over a curb, which damaged the front tire and slowed the vehicle.
Amarillo police officer’s and Potter County Sheriff’s deputies were called in to assist.
According to DPS, during the chase, the suspect pointed what appeared to be a gun at law enforcement multiple times.
In the 3300 block of Bell Street, the suspect exited the car and showed the gun.
The Trooper fired once and the man ran from the trooper.
After a brief foot pursuit and the man refusing to obey commands to stop, the trooper successfully deployed his electronic control device.
The suspect was taken into custody at approximately 3:04 p.m.
The man was identified as a 45-year-old Brandon Rains.
Rains was booked into the Randall County Jail and charged with evading arrest in a vehicle, evading arrest on foot, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DWI, and aggravated assault on a peace officer.
Rains was also wanted on a felony warrant from Potter County for assault on a family member and a misdemeanor warrant out of Potter County for burglary of a vehicle.
The incident remains under investigation.