HOUSTON - A man wanted for murder lead police on a chase through northwest Houston Tuesday evening.
Officers eventually pulled him from his SUV while he sat at a stop light on Wirt Road near Hammerly. With their guns drawn, police took Onturia White into custody.
Investigators confirmed to Local 2 White was wanted in connection to his girlfriend, Priscilla Linsey's, murder. The 44-year-old mother of four was found dead on the living room floor of her Humble home on Monday morning.
Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff's Office had wanted to question White, but they didn't know where he was until Tuesday.
A deputy US Marshal with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force spotted White sitting inside his GMC Yukon. The deputy called for back up and Houston police officers attempted to pull him over. That's when White took off and lead them on a chase.
Linsey's daughters told Local 2 exclusively they had been shopping for clothes to wear to their mother's funeral when they got the call that her boyfriend was in police custody.
"He was wanted. I'm just happy he was caught," said Patrice Wiley, Linsey's oldest daughter. "My mama can rest now."
"She is resting now, " said Linsey's youngest daughter, Kirtrice Ploucha.
On Sunday, Wiley and Ploucha said their mother knew something was about to happen, and that she and White had an argument.
"She wanted everybody out of the house," said Wiley. "She didn't want us to be there. She knew something was going to happen and she sent us off."
Linsey's family said White's arrest gives them the closure they needed.
Now they can focus on their mother and give her the goodbye she deserved. Her funeral is Saturday.
The family said they expect to get an exact cause of death from the Medical Examiner's office on Friday.
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