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Crime Blog: 2 men arrested, charged after chase

by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 26 at 11:15 AM

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – Two men were arrested Friday after they allegedly stole a pickup truck and led police on a chase through League City and Friendswood.

Police said an officer tried to stop the truck for a traffic violation on Newport Boulevard near FM 518 around 1 a.m., but the driver wouldn’t stop. The driver led police on a 13-minute chase that ended when his tires were shredded by a series of road spikes.

Both the driver and passenger of the truck took off on foot and were caught after a short chase.

Authorities said it was not until after the two men were detained that they discovered the truck had been stolen in League City.

John Yopp, 18, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest.

The passenger of the vehicle was released without charges.

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