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Motorcyclist involved in Midland police pursuit arrested following tip

Officer Jake Churchwell (Source: Officer Jake Churchwell (Source:

A motorcyclist involved in a Midland pursuit that left a Midland Police officer in the hospital has been arrested.

Maximiliano Soto III, of Midland, was charged with evading causing serious bodily injury.

Police said they were able to locate Soto through a traffic stop as the result of a tip on Friday morning and took him into custody.

Soto later confessed to evading an attempted traffic stop by Officer Jacob Churchwell back on Nov. 2.

Churchwell was injured while pursuing Soto on Loop 250 between Highway 80 and Interstate 20. Churchwell lost control of his patrol car for an unknown reason and was partially ejected.

Churchwell is currently in stable condition at the hospital.

A GoFundMe account has been established for Churchwell. Click here to donate.

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