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Suspect in chase identified

By Reece Waddell | Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
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An Oklahoma man remained in Wise County Jail Friday after leading a police chase through three counties Monday.

Colt Evan Slate

Colt Evan Slate of Duncan, Okla. is facing charges of evading arrest with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving while intoxicated. His bail is set at $33,000.

The chase involving two stolen vehicles ended in Fort Worth around 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call at 5:43 a.m. that a car had wrecked on U.S. 81/287 north of Alvord. Akin said that vehicle was stolen out of Bowie.

Slate fled the vehicle, stole an Atmos Energy truck and struck a tractor trailer north of Farm Road 407.

Slate continued onto Texas 114 where an officer with the Rhome Police Department began pursuing him as he crossed the Denton and Tarrant County lines.

Slate merged onto south Interstate 35 before finally wrecking out at Pharr Street in Fort Worth – more than 60 miles from where the chase began.

Akin said that Slate appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was transported to a local hospital.

Officers from Rhome and Fort Worth, as well as Department of Public Safety troopers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the chase.

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