Suspects arrested after multi-county chase ends when suspects bail out of stolen truck

Suspects arrested after multi-county chase ends when suspects bail out of stolen truck
A chase that went through four counties ended in Lubbock County, but the two occupants of the vehicle are still wanted. (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A chase that started in south Lubbock County Monday morning, went through Hockley, Terry and Lynn Counties, and back to south Lubbock County. It ended nearly two hours later after the two people inside the stolen pickup abandoned the truck and ran.

It began just after 10 a.m. on FM 41 after Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputies saw the stolen vehicle and attempted to pull it over. Officials with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office say speeds reached to more than 100 miles per hour in the chase.

The suspect vehicle, a white Ford F-350 with Pennsylvania plates, then headed towards Hwy. 62/82. It went through Ropesville and into Meadow.

The suspect vehicle began driving on the wrong side of the highway on 62/82, just south of Meadow.

Around 10:30 a.m. the vehicle turned onto David Bailey Road in Terry County, which is just north of Brownfield. The vehicle then turned south onto FM 168. Then went eastbound on FM 380 towards Tahoka.

After the two suspects bailed from the stolen vehicle, a DPS K9 officer was helping in the search.
After the two suspects bailed from the stolen vehicle, a DPS K9 officer was helping in the search. (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

Just east of FM 1328, before reaching Tahoka, the suspects turned north on an oilfield service road and led Troopers and deputies through fields. The stolen pickup then was back on FM 1328 headed northbound.

After more chase, the suspect vehicle was found still running near 166th and Slide Road around 11:15 a.m. The two occupants, described as juveniles, bailed out of the vehicle. One is described as having multiple neck tattoos.

DPS requested K-9 assistance to find the occupants of the truck near 166th Street and Slide Rd., in the new South Fork Ranch neighborhood. As of 12:15 p.m., the two suspects have not been located.

Texas DPS Troopers and deputies from Lubbock, Hockley, Terry and Lynn Counties all worked on the chase.

Officials said two vehicles were stolen Sunday night in Midland; an F-150 and an F-350. One with Texas plates and one with Pennsylvania plates.

The vehicle was said to be occupied by two white males. DPS confirmed one suspect is 16 years-old, the other suspect is 29.

As of 5:05 p.m. Monday, DPS reported both suspects were taken into custody.

DPS and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office provided an update Monday evening, saying two individuals matching the description were taken into custody in the 5400 block of Woodrow Road, after the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from someone reporting two individuals on his property.

LCSO says Michael Luther McKinney was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant out of Midland County for Burglary of a Building. One juvenile was also taken into custody for possession of marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office says both individuals are facing multiple charges.

Michael Luther McKinney, 29
Michael Luther McKinney, 29 (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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