Man leads police on chase in southwest Houston following family violence call

HOUSTON – A family violence call to police led to a pursuit that lasted about 35 minutes in southwest Houston Friday.

Police responded to an assault call in the 1200 block of Hilcroft Friday morning. When they arrived, a woman said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Police said the woman had physical injuries, but did not go to the hospital. The woman’s boyfriend was not at the scene when officers arrived.

But, later on, the boyfriend reportedly returned and began following the woman. She said she drove to a nearby police station as instructed by an operator. When the suspect spotted officers, he fled and a chase began.

Police said the chase lasted 34 minutes. At one point, the suspect stopped and got out of his vehicle before getting back in the vehicle and driving away again.

He then crashed into another vehicle, causing it to go into a dry bayou. The woman in the vehicle was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The suspect ended up crashing into a utility pole in the 11500 block of Chimney Rock where he was taken into custody.

Police said he had a head injury from not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital by an ambulance.

The suspect’s vehicle may have belonged to the mother of the girlfriend, according to police.

The suspect was also said to be wearing an ankle monitor, which police said they would be looking into.

No officers were injured during the chase.

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.