2 suspects in custody after police say assault suspect fled scene leading to chase through Katy area

Two suspects are in custody after Houston police responded to a reported assault and one suspect fled the scene on Sept. 29, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Two suspects are in custody Tuesday afternoon after Houston police responded to a reported assault and one suspect fled the scene in a car. Police chased the woman through the Katy area for about 25 minutes.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Houston police received reports of an assault in progress near the intersection of Kuykendahl Road and West Rankin Road, according to Lt. Bridget Lummus. A man and woman were at the scene, along with two victims who reported that they’d been pistol-whipped, Lummus said.

“As officers arrived, the female jumped in a vehicle and she took off and a chase ensued," Lummus said in a press conference Monday afternoon.

Several HPD units pursued the woman driving a white KIA sedan for about 25 minutes and Lummus said she wasn’t driving erratically or at very high speeds. The chase was on I-10 westbound and she took the exit near Highway 6. She then evaded police and made a U-turn but was finally stopped and taken into custody.

Lummus said the female suspect faces a felony charge of evading in a motor vehicle. The man she was with was also taken into custody and faces an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.

Police say when authorities arrived, the male suspect threw the firearm over a fence but authorities have since recovered it.

Officials didn’t reveal the identities of the two suspects or their victims.

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