Fort Worth Police Chases Wanted Man Into Dallas

Man wanted for sexual assault of a child

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 5:06 PM CDT
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Fort Worth Police Chases Wanted Man Into Dallas

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A man wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child led Fort Worth police on a chase into Dallas County Friday afternoon.

The chase began at about 3 p.m. when the officers with the Fort Worth Police Department Fugitive Unit spotted their subject, 47-year-old Anthony Cooper, who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under 14.

The fugitive unit requested backup from patrol officers who tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver refused.

The driver, later confirmed to be Cooper, headed east down Interstate 30 and into Dallas County before exiting the highway at Beckley Avenue near downtown Dallas.

Along the way Fort Worth officers were joined by officers in Dallas County, who were able to successfully use spikes to damage the fleeing driver's tires.  Still, the driver did not stop.

The driver then headed into a neighborhood, continuing to evade officers, before finally stopping and surrendering outside of a home near Illinois Avenue and Fowler Street shortly before 4 p.m.

"Due to the incredible work of FWPD Fugitive, patrol and dispatchers along with the help many other agencies, Anthony Cooper, a wanted sex offender, was taken into custody without further incident in Dallas," Fort Worth police said in a statement Friday afternoon.

Cooper is believed to have been transferred back to Fort Worth for booking.

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