Ector County deputies took a man into custody Tuesday after he attempted to evade deputies in a vehicle reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour before crashing into a utility pole.
A deputy first observed the suspect, 19-year-old Albert Llanez, traveling at a high rate of speed around 2:11 p.m. at the intersection of Tripp Avenue and University Boulevard, according to an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Llanez continued to travel at speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour, and was seen disobeying a stop sign at 28th Street and Redondo Avenue, the release stated.
The deputy activated his emergency lights and siren attempting to stop the vehicle, the release detailed, which continued to evade the deputy, running multiple other stop signs.
Llanez attempted to turn west onto 3rd Street from FM 1936 but collided with a utility pole, the release said.
The suspect began running on foot, but a Department of Public Safety helicopter tracking Llanez advised officers of his location, the release stated, and Llanez was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.
Jail records show Llanez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Wednesday and has a bond set at $10,000.