Alleged Armed Carjacker in Police Custody

Man leads police on a 50-minute chase around Dallas

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    A man is in police custody after allegedly carjacking a man and leading police on a high-speed chase around Dallas Tuesday morning. (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    A man is in police custody after allegedly carjacking a man and leading police on a high-speed chase around Dallas.

    The 50-minute pursuit ended with a crash early Tuesday morning.

    The carjacking victim said the man pistol whipped him in the head, stole his cash and pickup truck outside of Hostile Pipes Smoke Shop off the LBJ Freeway.

    Police in northeast Dallas spotted the man about an hour after the 1 a.m. robbery and carjacking and gave chase. Speeds reached 100 miles-per-hour at times as the chase sped through the Pleasant Grove area, Balch Springs, Mesquite and Garland.

    Officers said the high-speed chase was justified, because the man was armed and violent.

    Police put down stop sticks and blew out a back tire of the truck. 

    The 25-year-old man bailed out of the stolen pickup and ran. Officers chased him and arrested him. 

    Police said it appears he was trying to escape and make it home.

    He was taken into custody on Homeplace Drive, just a few houses away from where he lives.

    Investigators said the man has a criminal record that includes aggravated robbery.

    Police have not yet released the man's name.