Man wanted in connection to Portales homicide arrested after high speed chase in Clovis

Man wanted in connection to Portales homicide arrested after high speed chase in Clovis
Portales police are searching for two people in connection with homicide case (Source: Portales Police Department)

CLOVIS, NM (KFDA) - A man who is wanted in connection to a homicide in Portales has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in Clovis.

On Sunday, April 14, around 4:09 p.m., officers with the Clovis Police Department encountered a car driven by 23-year-old Manuel Silva. Police in Portales have been searching for Silva in connection to a shooting that happened on April 7.

According to police, an officer in a marked patrol unit tried to conduct a traffic stop. As the officer drove toward the car, Silva drove away.

Police say Silva then crashed the car into a gas meter before getting out of the car and running away.

Officers chased Silva, arresting him in the 1100 block of North Prince Street.

During the car chase, a Clovis officer was involved in a crash at 7th and Gidding Street. The officer and the people in the other car were transported to the Plains Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Silva is now in the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

He faces charges of aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, as well as other felony charges.

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