LUBBOCK, TX – Talian Mackey, 38, was arrested Wednesday after a vehicle chase by Lubbock Police. Mackey faces aggravated robbery and other charges.
Police say Mackey offered a ride to a pedestrian, drove the victim to a neighborhood and then “displayed a black pistol.” Police say Mackey robbed the passenger who then called police after being let out of the vehicle.
Police saw a grey Lincoln Navigator matching the suspect-vehicle description at 34th and Avenue L. Mackey led officers on a chase “running stop signs and red lights in an attempt to evade police.”
Police say Mackey stopped the Navigator in the alley behind 4305 51st Street and ran from the vehicle. Police say he ran through someone’s house while trying to get away. He was caught and taken to jail after police found him in a backyard.
Police said no one was injured and there were no accidents during this chase. Police did eventually call the chase off, partially because of safety concerns as they entered a more heavily trafficked part of the city. Sergeant Jason Lewis with Lubbock Police said it's always important for drivers to pay attention, and if they see a situation like this, slow down and pull over as soon as possible, not only for their safety, but for other drivers as well.
Police released in-car camera video the chase (PC users, see link above - mobile users, see our video section). At one point it shows the Navigator traveling in the wrong lane in busy traffic conditions.