Amarillo police arrest suspect after short chase

Thursday evening, an Amarillo police officer on patrol in the 2500 block of IH-40 East located a white Jeep Cherokee that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. The driver fled in the vehicle and a short pursuit ensued.

The vehicle went east on I-40 and exited at Eastern Street. After wrecking the vehicle at this location, the driver fled on foot into a lot in the 5200 block of I-40 East.

A perimeter was set up and an APD canine unit was called to assist. The suspect was located and placed under arrest.

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