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Man Behind Bars After High Speed Chase, Aggravated Robbery in Howard County

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NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - One man is behind bars after a short standoff and high speed chase in Howard County.

Big Spring Police tells NewsWest 9, officers were called out to 111 S. Gregg Street in reference to an aggravated robbery on Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.

While officers were on the way, they learned that 29-year-old Michael Fossee had stolen a Cadillac from a car dealership.

A Howard County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant spotted the vehicle traveling northbound on North Highway 87 at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and the chase began.

Fossee later pulled into the Boyce Galvanizing Plant on Highway 87 and left the vehicle with a semi-automatic firearm.

Fossee ran into a building to hide from authorities. We’re told that 15 employees were in the building at the time but were able to escape safely out a back door.

After a short standoff with authorities, the sergeant was able to talk Fossee out of the building and he surrendered.

Authorities later learned that Fossee had showed the same weapon at the car dealership and had fired two rounds inside the building.

No injuries were reported during the course of the robbery and chase.

Fossee is facing charges of aggravated robbery.