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Three arrested after pursuit

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Three men were arrested and one man remains at large from a vehicle pursuit on U.S. 81/287 Thursday evening.

As of Friday morning, officers were still searching for Alejandro Pedroza, 30, who fled from the scene.

“He may still be in the area,” said Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin.

Two men, Juan Saenz, 21, and Hernan Guerrero, 22, attempted to flee but were quickly apprehended. A third man, Francisco Vasquez, was taken into custody later Thursday.

Saenz, who was injured when the vehicle, a Chevrolet Suburban, crashed north of Alvord on U.S. 81/287, was transported by ambulance to Wise Health System. He was later transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.

Akin said U.S. Marshals took Saenz into custody at the hospital on an outstanding warrant for smuggling illegal immigrants.

Akin said Saenz had in his possession of one pound of marijuana, two ounces of methaphetamine, LSD and black tar heroin.

Guerrero and Vasquez were charged with forgery of government/national instrument, money or securities and were taken to Wise County Jail. The men are awaiting arraignment.

The pursuit started around 5:30 p.m. in Decatur and went north on U.S. 81/287. An officer with the North Texas Criminal Interdiction Unit spotted the vehicle driving slow in the left lane. The pursuit went through Alvord before the vehicle crashed.

A female in the vehicle did not attempt to flee the scene. She was not charged with a crime and was released.

Department of Public Safety troopers and the North Texas Criminal Interdiction Unit took part in the pursuit. A DPS helicopter and Decatur Police Department’s K-9 unit assisted in the search.