Suspect in custody after high-speed car chase across multiple counties

Suspect in custody after high-speed car chase across multiple counties

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One man is now behind bars after leading DPS through several towns on a car chase.

Authorities say a Saturn Vue SUV was driving westbound on US 84, just before 10 a.m., west of Littlefield.

They say when a trooper tried to pull the SUV over for a speeding violation, the driver turned around and started to head east toward Lubbock.

Several law enforcement agencies attempted to lay spikes down to bring the SUV to a stop, but the driver was able to avoid them.

Almost an hour later, the SUV was stopped and the driver was taken into custody.

John Corvelo DeAvila, 39, was arrested at 50th and Ave. Q at 10:43 a.m.

Authorities tell us, thankfully there were no injuries.

DeAvila is now in the Lubbock County Detention Center charged with evading arrest and assault with a deadly weapon.

DPS says this case is still under investigation.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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