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Two Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators were injured Thursday morning in a vehicle pursuit that started in northern Wise County and ended in a foot chase on U.S. Business 81/287 south of Eagle Stadium .
Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said investigators James Mayo and Mike Neagle attempted to serve a parole violation warrant on David Nickolas Armstrong, 30, of Bridgeport, when Armstrong fled in a green Kia car. The two pursued him southbound on U.S. 81/287 to a point just south of Thompson Street in Decatur but were forced to dodge a spike strip laid out by officers ahead of the chase. The investigators drove into the median and collided with a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper driving an unmarked sedan across the median to join the pursuit.
The pickup flipped and landed on its side, trapping Mayo and Neagle. They were extricated and taken to Wise Health System in Decatur. Neagle was later flown via air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Mayo was released after being checked out.
imageThe suspect continued south before turning north onto U.S. Business 81/287. He stopped just south of Eagle Stadium and fled on foot. After a short chase he was caught and arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention causing serious bodily injury, evading arrest or detention and possession of methamphetamine 4-200 grams. There was a  female passenger in the car.

Last updated at 3:40 p.m.

One Response to “Officers injured in pursuit”

  1. Susan Boston says:

    I’m thankful that Officer Mayo and Neagle are both not injured badly. My prayers to them and my thanks for all that you do.

    Susan Boston


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