2 home invasion suspects arrested after 23-mile chase through Pasadena, NE Houston

By Courtney Gilmore - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Police arrested two home invasion suspects after a 23-mile chase ended in northeast Houston.

"The chase lasted at least 20 minutes and the suspects were going at a high rate of speed," said Vance Mitchell, a spokesman for the Pasadena Police Department. "We are fortunate no one was injured."

Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pasadena police said someone reported a suspect trying to kick in the door of a home in the 4900 block of Holly Park Drive in Pasadena.

"Its very quiet we've never heard anything like this," said Esmeralda Estrada, who lives in the Huntington Subdivision in Pasadena. "Sometimes I've been able to leave my garage door open and our car doors unlocked. So this is strange."

According to reports, that man and two other armed suspects then drove off in a black Chevrolet pickup truck. Officers eventually spotted the truck on Spencer Highway.

When an officer attempted to pull the truck over, police said the driver refused to stop and led police on a 23-mile chase. The chase ended when the driver crashed the truck in a ditch at the intersection of East Mount Houston and Danford.

At that point, police said all three suspects got out of the truck and started running. Police managed to catch two of the suspects; the third man escaped.

"An officer ran the plates on the truck and it came back as stolen" said Mitchel. "Once the truck finally stopped, police found at least two guns inside of the truck. The suspect that is still on the run may be armed."

The names of the two people in custody were not immediately released.

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