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Robstown police arrest four after high-speed chase

Posted at 6:40 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 23:22:25-04

ROBSTOWN, Texas — Robstown police found themselves in a high-speed pursuit that ended with four people heading to jail.

Robstown police department Lt. Albert Stout said police officers recognized a person riding in the passenger seat of a white Kia car. The suspect, 21-year-old Issac Saiz, was wanted in connection with a shooting that took place in Robstown on July 20 that left a man in critical condition.

When officers tried to pull over the vehicle Friday afternoon, police say the driver led them on a chase that lasted almost 30 minutes.

Stout said the vehicle refused to stop, leading them on a high-speed chase that took them to Banquete and in a circle back around to Robstown. Several law enforcement agencies including the Nueces County Sheriff's Department and the Robstown police, were involved in the pursuit, which reached speeds of 90 mph. and bled into multiples jurisdictions.

Robstown police discovered the car at County Road 40 and FM 1694 after temporarily losing it. The driver, 24-year-old Joel Morado, and 19-year-old Erica Salazar were arrested without incident. Saiz and 20-year-old Roger Wilman fled into a nearby field, but were eventually caught.

Morado, Salazar and Wilman will be charged with felony evading arrest.