CEDAR CREEK LAKE–A high speed chase across three counties Jan. 11 ended with the arrest of two suspects by Henderson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and joined by other area law officers.
Javier Delarosa, 18, and Arnulfo Baesa, 17, who are both from Dallas, face charges of manufacturing and delivery of a substantial amount of meth and tampering with evidence.
As the duo was chased at speeds exceeding 115 miles-pe-hour, they were seen throwing the drugs out of their vehicle’s windows.
The late-afternoon chase began in Athens and proceeded through Kaufman and Van Zandt Counties.
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse stated in a press release, “I want to thank the law enforcement agencies who joined the pursuit and brought it to a safe and successful conclusion.” Athens, Eustace, Mabank and Canton Police Departments, Kaufman and Van Zandt Deputies, Kaufman County Constables, the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, and a DPS helicopter were involved in the chase.
The vehicle, which was described as a white SUV, finally stopped at a residence after the tires were spike stripped and the suspects ran into the woods. During the chase, officers were stationed at Texas State Highway 198 and Farm to Market 47.
The suspects were finally captured with the assistance of the DPS helicopter and Officers on foot along with a K-9 unit shortly after 6 p.m.
A large amount of meth was found inside their vehicle and along US Highway 175 where the suspects pitched the drugs out of their vehicle.