Man Leads Deputies on High Speed Chase, Suspect at Large

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A man who led Midland County authorities on a chase early Wednesday morning is still on the run.

The chase started around 3:30 Wednesday morning at Lamesa and New Jersey when officers tried to pull over a red SUV.

Police say the driver took off instead and led them on a high speed chase south of town.

The chase ended in a field off of County Road 140 and County Road 1185.

The driver ditched the SUV and took off running

Right after that, sparks from the SUV caught some dried grass on fire and the flames spread through a field.

Midland firefighters put out the flames but the driver got away.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Midland Police at 685-7108.