Capital murder suspect arrested after chase in Castle Hills, police say

Laysha Garcia arrested Saturday morning

Capital murder suspect arrested after chase in Castle Hills, police say

CASTLE HILLS, Texas – What started as a traffic stop led investigators to a capital murder suspect over the weekend, Castle Hills police said.

The woman who was arrested was in a vehicle that had refused to pull over for police in Castle Hills early Saturday morning.

Officers flashed their lights as a traffic light turned green.

Police video showed the driver continued to drive and ran a red light before moving onto Loop 410 and then eventually over to I-10 before making its way into a neighborhood.

The whole chase only lasted about 10 minutes before the woman bailed out of the moving vehicle, leading to her injuries, police said. The driver of the vehicle drove off and the chase was called off by police due to safety reasons. Police say the license plate on the vehicle was fake.

Investigators say they were first given false information but eventually confirmed her name to be Laysha Garcia. She is wanted in a capital murder case out of Dallas County.

According to online court records, Garcia was first arrested in May of 2020 and released in June of last year on a personal recognizance bond. She was ordered to wear an electronic monitor and was on home confinement, but she violated the conditions multiple times last month and her bond was revoked in early September.

KDFW reports that Garcia was one of five people charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of Jason Baez, 17, and Cristian Marmolejo, 21 outside a Dallas gas station.