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Fugitive Leads Police on Chase, Hits Other Car, Which Crashes Into House

Two people, including the suspect, were transported to the hospital with minor injuries

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A fugitive who was the target of a police chase in Fort Worth crashed into another vehicle which then spun around and slammed into a house.

Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Arlington police said on Friday that Cesarez was wanted after being involved in a domestic incident earlier Thursday morning. Investigators say he attempted to strangle a woman in a parking lot in the 3500 block of South Cooper Street. When the woman escaped the car, witnesses said the man tried to run her over. Cesarez drove away from the scene when people ran over to help the woman.

later Thursday evening, the police chase started along North Bryant Irvin Road and Kilpatrick Avenue.

Members of a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force were trying to pull over Cesarez to arrest him.

Cesarez, crashed into an SUV, which struck a house with four apartments inside.

John Pullis lives in one of them.

"Kaboom,” Pullis said. “There was a huge bang. There were no sirens. I came around and looked. I saw a guy with about eight cops, weapons on him, and that car pushed through the wall."

Pullis decided it was a good time to turn around.

"When I saw the guns, I hate getting accidentally shot so I stepped back around the corner,” he said.

Another resident was in his bedroom at the time on the other side of where the car crashed. He was no doubt startled but did not need to go to the hospital.

Marshals followed Cesarez to the hospital. After he gets checked out, he'll go straight to jail, with new charges added to the ones he was already facing.

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