DPS chase nets stolen truck, three arrests

Dustin Ryan Kunkle, left, of Corsicana, Anastasia Guillory, right, of Waco, and Jesse Hurt, not shown, also of Waco, were arrested Friday, Jan. 24, after a high-speed chase through Mexia by State Trooper Donnie Carter.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

A high-speed chase that raced through a residential area of Mexia Friday night ended with three arrested and a stolen truck recovered.

The incident started just before 10:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, when Department of Public Safety Trooper Donnie Carter was on routine patrol several miles west of Mexia. He spotted a white Chevrolet pickup truck on U.S. 84 that had been stolen earlier in Hill County. Carter tried to make a traffic stop, but instead of stopping, the driver sped away.

Carter pursued the truck, with speeds rising to more than 90 mph, according to Trooper Harpin Myers, a DPS public information officer.

When the truck came into Mexia, the driver turned south on Hwy. 14, quickly leading Carter and a Mexia Police officer past the airport and crossing into northbound traffic several times, according to Myers. The truck then made a U-turn and went north on Hwy. 14.

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