Suspect arrested after leading DPS troopers on car chase

Suspect arrested after leading DPS troopers on car chase

Provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers stopped a vehicle around 10:30 Friday at the intersection of Amherst and Frankford in Lubbock.  The driver was pulled over not wearing a seatbelt.

The trooper made contact with the driver who identified himself as John Moreno, 22 years of age. The trooper ran a license check on Moreno and he came back with an active warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The trooper went back to Moreno's vehicle and attempted to arrest him.

Moreno evaded arrest in his 1989 Chevrolet pickup. The trooper attempted to disable the vehicle by discharging his firearm at the left rear tire. Moreno continued to evade arrest through residential streets and the trooper lost sight of the vehicle.

At approximately 12:30, DPS received a tip that Moreno was at a residence near CR 6870 and CR 1170. Troopers responded to that residence and witnessed Moreno flee on foot.

Troopers caught and arrested Moreno.

A passenger that was in the vehicle was also located at that residence. Moreno was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center and charged with felony evading with a vehicle along with the active warrant.  Moreno will also be charged with felony aggravated assault on a public servant.

The passenger has not been charged at this time. DPS troopers were assisted by DPS Criminal Investigations Division Special Agents, DPS Aircraft Section, Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock County Sheriff's Office.