HOUSTON -

Houston police arrested a man after a chase and search that lasted three hours Friday morning.

Just before 3:00 a.m., HPD officers spotted a dark blue Ford Explorer that ran a red light near Lee Road in northeast Houston.

They tried to pull him over, but he refused to stop.  Instead, he pulled into a gas station parking lot on the Eastex Freeway and Old Humble Road.

He jumped out and ran into a wooded area.

He left his wife in the passenger seat.  She told police she was sleeping during the chase.

"We did find a female in the back of the truck who identified the driver of the truck as her husband and we were able to ascertain he already has a warrant out for running from police," HPD's Larry Crowson said.

A helicopter and police K-9 units were brought in to find him.  After three hours, they found him.

He was put in the back of a police cruiser and will be taken in for questioning along with his wife.

Charges are pending, police said.