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Dash Cam Video Shows Cedar Hill Chase



    A November high-speed chase that two robbery suspects led officers on is show on dashboard-camera video released by Cedar Hill police. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012)

    Police have released dramatic video of a high-speed chase that wound through Cedar Hill neighborhoods last month and resulted in several crashes.

    Investigators say the Deric Williams and Craig Crayton robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint and then fled in a gold Cadillac the morning of Nov. 30. The men then drove to a normally quiet neighborhood near Streamside Drive -- where police were waiting.

    The camera inside a patrol car shows the men nearly hit a garbage truck head-on and crash into trash containers while they wove through residential neigbhborhoods.

    The video shows the car hop a curb, speed down a median and run a light at a busy intersection while driving north on Joe Wilson Road. While barreling through the intersection, the car hit another vehicle.

    One of the men -- identified as Williams by police -- can be seen jumping out of the vehicle and running. The other man then slides into the driver's seat and takes off while officers chase down Williams.

    Police said Crayton then drove about another mile before entering Dallas' jurisdiction, where the chase ended.

    A woman who was in the car was not connected to the robbery and was not charged in it, police said.

    Three people were treated for minor injuries sustained in collisions during the chase.

    Police said Williams and Crayton confessed to an aggravated robbery in Duncanville in which a shot was fired. They are also suspected to a crime in Dallas, as well, police said.

    NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.