VINTON, Texas — Two suspected car thieves are in custody tonight after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase.
Anthony Police Chief Carlos Enriquez tells Local Four News it all started at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Pilot truck stop on Antonio Street in Vinton.
The officer says he approached a man and a woman who were sitting inside a pickup truck, when the two sped away and led the officer on a 3 to 4 mile chase before the truck spun off the road. The man and woman jumped out of the truck and ran away. Police later determined the Toyota Tundra pickup was reported stolen out of San Antonio. Police eventually arrested the pair who were reportedly hiding in the shed of a home. The El Paso Sheriff's office, Texas State Troopers and a Customs and Border Protection helicopter assisted in the search.