Converse police car stolen, 1 suspect in custody

1 suspect remains at large, police say

One suspect is in custody after a Converse police car was stolen Saturday afternoon.

Converse police spotted a red sedan traveling in the wrong way in the 8000 block of FM Road 78, Chief Fidel Villegas said.

An officer eventually pulled the driver over in the 300 block of Center Street. The driver tried to flee the scene in the car, but he and a passenger bailed out of the car by Anteris Park, Villegas said.

The passenger ran on foot, but the driver pushed a Converse police officer and stole the police car. The driver reached speeds of 80 mph before the car rolled over near I-35 South and Loop 410.

The suspect has not been identified as of Saturday night.

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