Driver Arrested After Chase, Discovery of Body in Trunk: Police

A woman whose body was found in the truck of a car involved in a police chase Sunday morning in Forney has been identified.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the woman was identified as 19-year-old Jac Quisha Isaac, of Dallas.

A spokesperson for the city of Forney said several road rage calls came in at about 10:45 a.m. where people reported another driver was shooting at them.

One caller said he was driving down U.S. Highway 80, near Forney, when a man pulled up beside him and fired at least one shot at his car. No one in their vehicle was hurt, but a bullet was lodged in the drivers side door.

Jolie Stewart, public information officer for Kaufman County, said officials were notified of the road rage report Sunday morning, and deputies soon noticed a vehicle matching the one described by witnesses.

Deputies with the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department tried to get the driver to pull over, but he refused to stop.

Deputies then chased the suspect from Forney onto Interstate 20. After a short distance, the driver crashed along I-20, west of Farm-to-Market Road 2965, and was taken into custody.

Police would later identify the uninjured driver as 33-year-old Freddy Gilbert, of New Orleans.

While searching the Gilbert's vehicle, deputies discovered Isaac's body in the trunk.

A spokesperson for the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office said investigators believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

The cause and manner of Isaac's death have not been released.

Gilbert is being held at the Kaufman County Jail on charges of evading arrest and having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, police said.

The investigation into the woman's death is ongoing and no charges have been filed in that case.

Investigators have not said where Gilbert was headed when he was stopped.

It is not known if Gilbert has obtained an attorney.

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