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Nearly hourlong police chase through Houston ends with arrest

HOUSTON – A police chase Monday through Houston that lasted nearly an hour ended with a man being arrested.

Friends of the driver at the scene identified the suspect as Clayton Bryant.

The chase started around 1:05 p.m. at Interstate 610 and Main Street.

Authorities said the chase of a black Lexus sedan started after the driver refused to stop during a traffic stop. It is unclear why this person ran from the police, but there is currently a warrant out for Bryant’s arrest for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and felony possession of a deadly weapon.

The chase covered areas in the south, southeast and southwest Houston before the Lexus crashed around 1:54 p.m. in front of an Exxon station on Reed Road just off of State Highway 288. Officials said the driver exited the vehicle with his hands up and was taken into custody without incident. Officials said he is facing several more charges.

Many witnesses who were nearby started recording on their cellphone cameras, calling the chase and arrest chaotic.

“I’m overwhelmed right now because this is crazy this is crazy,” one witness said.

“I just saw a million and one police, one man with his hands in the air, and all the officers with their guns drawn on him,” said another witness.

No one was seriously injured during the high-speed chase.

A K-9 officer was sent into the vehicle to investigate following the end of the crash.


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