MIDLAND, Texas — A suspect lead officers on a high speed chase the afternoon of November 6.

Midland police say the chase started at Highway 80 and FM 1788, before ending in the area of Howard and Thomason.

According to the arrest affidavit, officers first noticed a man, later identified as Andres Ybarra, driving a tan Chevy Suburban that have been reported stolen.

Officers attempted to stop Ybarra, who began to evade police on Highway 80.

Ybarra continued until he was in the lease field behind the 6200 block of Highway 80, where he left the Suburban and stole a second vehicle, a red Dodge truck.

Andres Ybarra
Midland County Sheriff's Office

Officers continued to pursue Ybarra, who continued to drive recklessly. He was later stopped at the intersection of Howard and Thomason.

When police were attempting to stop Ybarra, he rammed one of the patrol units. Ybarra then surrendered and was arrested.

Officers investigating the vehicle found over seven grams of methamphetamines. Ybarra was also found to have three prior warrants, including for driving with an invalid license and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Ybarra has been charged with two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest in a vehicle and aggravated assault on a public servant.

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