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Update: Passenger in Wednesday’s two-county car chase bonds out; driver still in Shackelford County Jail

Update: Passenger in Wednesday’s two-county car chase bonds out; driver still in Shackelford County Jail
November 20
09:20 2020

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Stephens County Sheriff Will Holt provided updated information about the suspects involved in the high-speed car chase that took place Wednesday evening, beginning in Shackelford County and ending in a Breckenridge neighborhood.

The passenger in the vehicle was Jose “John” Hernandez, age 35, from Abilene. He was arrested for Public Intoxication and  bonded out of the Stephens County Jail on Thursday.

The driver was Randy Guerra, age 32, who currently lives in Abilene, but has lived off and on in Breckenridge, Holt said.

According to the arresting agency, the Shackelford County Sheriff’s Office, Guerra was arrested on five charges, including Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle, Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, Driving While Intoxicated or with an Open Container of Alcohol, and Driving with License Invalid with a Previous Conviction or Suspension Without Financial Resolution.

Charges will be forthcoming for Guerra out of Stephens County, Holt said.

According to reports from the law enforcement officers involved, the incident started in Shackelford County when a deputy there tried to stop a vehicle that was speeding. The ensuing chase crossed into Stephens County. The driver evaded the spike strips placed on West Walker Street, and eventually his tires were shot out on South Harding Street in west Breckenridge.

As he continued to try and avoid being arrested, the driver hit a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. After traveling across Walker Street onto North Harding, the vehicle stopped and the driver fled. The passenger was immediately taken into custody without incident. The driver was arrested a short time later after a nearby homeowner encountered him in his backyard and held him until a deputy arrested him, according to a news release by Holt.

For more details on the incident, click here to read the original story on the Breckenridge Texan: High-speed chase from Albany ends in Breckenridge neighborhood

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