Man accused of attacking deputy after high-speed chase

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by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 8:36 PM

HOUSTON—A high-speed chase along Highway 290 ended Tuesday night with a suspect throwing punches at a deputy.

That man was identified as 28-year-old Nicholas Barrow. He has been charged with evading arrest and assaulting a public servant.

Deputies said the chase began near Cypress-Rosehill, where they tried pulling him over for speeding.

When he did not stop, he allegedly led a pursuit reaching speeds of 120-miles an hour.

The southbound chase ultimately ended near Telge Road, after Barrow’s small Volkswagen ran into a Mercedes and caused it to flip.

And even then, the elusive behavior continued, deputies said.

When a sheriff’s sergeant pulled up, they said Barrow got out of his car, but instead of cooperating, they said he started punching.

Deputies said it took a stun gun and a passer-by, who stopped to help, to get him under control.

A neighbor near Barrow’s home said she has not seen him in months. She said he was known to play loud music at times, and that police had to be called.

Until now, his criminal record reflected just one minor misdemeanor in Harris County. After this, he faces two felonies.

The driver of the Mercedes was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, which include possible whiplash. He is expected to be OK.

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