Man leads deputies on high-speed in chase after stealing U-Haul, authorities say

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

CYPRESS, Texas - One man is in custody after authorities said he stole a U-Haul truck before leading them on a chase through northwest Harris County.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the chase started around 3 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 6 near West Road.

Deputies said the man and another person were burglarizing a U-Haul property just before 3 a.m. While they were heading to the area, they saw a U-Haul truck and tried to get the driver to pull over, authorities said.

The driver refused to stop and led deputies on a high-speed chase along West Road and through a neighborhood before losing control of the truck and going off the road and into a bayou near Astrapia Valley Lane, authorities said.

According to deputies, the driver fled on foot to a nearby guest house, where he was found and taken into custody.

He is expected to be charged with felony evading arrest and vehicle theft.

There is no word on what happened to the second person.

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