Rowlett Man Arrested After High-speed Two-county Chase, Standoff

A Rowlett man was arrested after leading officers on a high-speed chase Monday evening and a standoff. Forney police attempted to stop Aaron Woodcock for erratic driving about 10:20 p.m. at U.S. Highway 80 and Gateway Boulevard, but he refused and proceeded to lead officers on a 36 minute chase. Woodcock was driving more than 100 mph at times, and continued going more than 70 mph after spike strips were deployed, reported. His vehicle was eventually disabled about 24 miles away on Highway 80 and 4th Street in Willis Point.Woodcock, 36, refused to get out of the vehicle over the course of a 30 minute standoff. He could be seen drinking beers and taking medication while sitting inside the truck, KTVT-TV (Channel 4) reported. Officers fired tear gas into the truck and Woodcock got out. He held his hand behind his back then started running. Police chased him and took him down outside a McDonald's.   Continue reading...

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