High speed chase ends with two suspects in custody

A high speed chase that started on Highway 87 south of San Angelo ended with two suspects in custody late Thursday afternoon.

Multiple law enforcement agencies joined in the pursuit of what turned out to be a stolen Cadillac Escalade that led them from Hwy 87, north towards San Angelo, through cotton fields at one point, west to FM 388 and then onto the streets of San Angelo. The vehicle pursuit ended with two suspects abandoning the stolen Escalade behind a home on 16th and Oakes streets.

A witness at the scene said this was the second time a vehicle has been abandoned after a chase at that location.

After a foot pursuit, two suspects were taken into custody. One was loaded into a Texas Department of Public Safety cruiser and one was loaded into a Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office vehicle for transport to the Tom Green County Jail.

DPS Trooper Dykstra said there were limited details available for release at approximately 6:45 p.m. Thursday.  He confirmed that two suspects were in custody following the high speed chase, which reached speeds of approximately 100 mph.

The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, Texas DPS, San Angelo Police Department and at least one Texas Ranger were on the scene at Immanuel Baptist Church on 14th and Oakes streets, where the suspects were being detained by law enforcement.

DPS troopers processed the stolen Escalade at the scene before Home Motors removed it from the property.

Tom Green County Jail booking reports say Jimmy Jack Porter was booked at 11:23 p.m. Thursday on charges of theft of a firearm, evading detention/arrest with vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

His cohort, Johnathan Christopher McKay, was booked at 11:26 p.m. Thursday on charges of theft of firearm and tamper/fabricate evidence with intent to impair.


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