Chase ends in arrest

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An Arlington man who led officers on a high speed chase through the county Wednesday morning was arrested after he ran out of gas.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chesley Womack said he attempted to stop a motorcycle operator who he clocked at 113 miles per hour on northbound U.S. 81/287 near the Navigator Truck Stop south of Alvord.

The operator failed to stop, speeding north toward the Wise/Montague County line. He exited at the Texas 101 exit, crossed over and then came back south of U.S. 81/287 back into Wise County where he continued to speed through Alvord, Decatur and Rhome.

“He continued southbound at speeds of 130 miles per hour until he ran out of gas at Ramhorn Hill Road” south of Rhome, Womack said.

A few times, it appeared the motorcycle operator, identified as Bryce Hamilton, 20, of Arlington, was coming to a stop before continuing to evade officers.

“He would turn around and wave at troopers and then speed off again,” Womack said.

When asked why Hamilton tried to run from officers, Womack said the man replied that he “was scared.”

Hamilton was arrested on a felony charge of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle as well as the traffic violations, which included speeding and no license plates.

The chase began just before 10:30 and ended about 20 minutes later.

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