One in police custody after car chase across 3 counties

Clyde Allen Tanner (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
Clyde Allen Tanner (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One man is facing charges of evading arrest after he led several law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase across three counties around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Deputies said the chase began after they made a routine traffic stop in Lamesa.

They say the suspect, Clyde Allen Tanner, 42, called 911 and told dispatchers that he had explosives in his car.

The chase began on Highway 87 and continued through Dawson and Lynn counties and into Lubbock County.

At one point, Tanner drove through a cotton field off of 114th Street.

He was detained and arrested at 114th and Elm Street.

Deputies say no explosives were found in the car and that the car had been stolen from New Mexico.

We will continue to update you as we learn more.

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