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BCSO: Suspect with active warrants leads deputies on chase Tuesday

Suspect fled in Cadillac before foot chase

Deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended a suspect who they say led them on a brief foot chase Tuesday morning.
Deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended a suspect who they say led them on a brief foot chase Tuesday morning. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended a suspect who they say led them on a brief chase Tuesday morning.

BCSO Sheriff Javier Salazar said the suspect, 30-year-old Enrique Leyva, fled from deputies in a silver Cadillac car starting at 11500 Fowler Road on the Southwest Side of Bexar County.

He had an active felony warrant for car theft and fled as deputies tried to apprehend him, Salazar said.

The vehicle chase lasted about four miles until it reached Interstate 35 and Shepherd Road, and then the suspect bailed from the vehicle.

He ran on foot as deputies chased him, and at one point tried to gain entry into a patrol vehicle but it was locked, Salazar said.

Deputies made the arrest shortly after.

He said the supervisor monitoring the pursuit and deputies “did an outstanding job” in keeping up with the suspect. No one was injured with the exception of minor scrapes for deputies.

The Cadillac he was driving was not a stolen vehicle.

Leyva is facing the initial auto theft charge as well as a charge of evading arrest, Salazar said. He may face an additional charge for attempting to steal the patrol vehicle.


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