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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 17:01
EL PASO— An El Paso man was arrested by El Paso County Sheriff's Thursday afternoon after a family dispute led to a stabbing, followed by a 30-minute car chase.
Rickey Perry, 46, led Sheriff's Deputies on a chase after deputies were dispatched to 3720 Gerard in reference to an aggravated assault and family violence call. Dispatchers told deputies that Perry had stabbed his live-in girlfriend, and had possibly caused harm to himself. As Sheriff's deputies neared the home, dispatchers told deputies that Perry had just left the home in a red Ford F-250 pick up truck. Deputies then spotted Perry driving onto the westbound lanes at the 13900 block of Montana. Deputies tried stopping Perry, but Perry refused to stop. Sheriff's then initiated a vehicle pursuit, and confirmed with dispatch operators that Perry was the suspect.
Perry continued westbound on Montana, where he then entered north on Loop 375 toward Northeast El Paso to Woodrow Bean and Transmountain Rd. Perry made an abrupt U-turn, trying to shake off the deputies, and continued south on U.S. 54.
At that time, El Paso Police, Troopers from the Department of Public Safety, a Constable unit, and even Texas Parks and Wildlife had joined Sheriff's in the pursuit.
Perry continued south on U.S. 54, and hit another vehicle near the Pershing exit. No injuries were reported from that accident. Perry then continued to drive and entered Spur 601. A DPS Trooper waiting for Perry at Spur 601 laid out spikes near Sgt. Major Blvd., which Perry then drove over. Perry, only driving on two front rims, eventually came to a stop.
Sheriff's said Perry got out of the F-250 and walked aggressively toward deputies. Deputies tased Perry, and took him into custody.
Perry had a self-inflicted cut on his neck, and was treated by EPFD on the scene. Perry was taken to a local hospital where he remains in custody of the Sheriff's office.
Perry has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest with a vehicle.
Perry's 33-year-old girlfriend was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and is expected to recover.