Driver who led deputies on chase, ran from crash scene, may be wanted for different crime

BCSO Deputies, police searched but did not find man

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to catch up with a man who led law enforcement officers on a chase that ended in a crash and the suspect running from the scene.

A sheriff’s spokesman, Deputy Johnny Garcia, said the car that the man was in is connected to a different crime.

The chase began before 5 a.m. somewhere in Kendall County, where deputies there spotted the vehicle, which was the subject of an alert. The deputies then gave chase when the driver refused to stop, Garcia said.

The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage in the crash. The impact also caused damage to picnic tables outside Twin Peaks restaurant. (KSAT 12 News)

The car crashed into a concrete ramp outside Twin Peaks restaurant near Interstate 10 and DeZavala Road. The driver got out and ran away.

San Antonio police officers assisted in the search, driving through the area and blocking off several intersections with their cars.

Officers said the man possibly was armed and dangerous.

Police and deputies sealed off the entire shopping center at I-10 and Dezavala as a crime scene after a car being chased crashed. (KSAT 12 News)

However, they came up empty handed in their search

The crash, meanwhile, left the restaurant with a mess. The car hit two picnic tables, reducing them to piles of metal and wood.

Garcia would not say what type of crime led Bexar County investigators to put out the alert for the car.

He said it was unclear if the man who ran from the scene is also a suspect in that other crime.

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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.

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