Suspect steals front-end loader with machete, leads deputies on chase

Incident began around 7:15 a.m. near I-10 and Ralph Fair Road

SAN ANTONIO – A man has been arrested, accused of stealing a pick-up truck and then using a machete to steal a front-end loader before leading deputies on a chase in far Northwest Bexar County, officials said Monday.

Rosanne Hughes, a spokesperson for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said the incident began around 7:15 a.m. when the suspect jumped out of his vehicle and stole a pick-up truck that was running in the 9600 block of Dewberry Path. 

That's when roughly an hour later the suspect, while brandishing a machete, stole a front-end loader from a construction site near Interstate 10 and Ralph Fair Road. 

The suspect then led SAPD and deputies on a short vehicle chase along the access road that finally ended in the 100 block of 2nd street in Boerne. The suspect is now in custody, Hughes said.  

SAPD, BCSO and Kendall County authorities were all involved in the chase and arrest.

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