Man arrested after theft call leads to vehicle chase, 2 others remain at large

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LUBBOCK, Texas– One man was arrested and two others remained at large after a theft call in Southeast Lubbock County prompted deputies on a vehicle pursuit, according to a Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office news release.

LCSO was dispatched to the 8800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a theft call. While taking the original call, deputies saw a silver Ford F-350 that was stolen from the property, according to the release.

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Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the pickup did not stop, prompting the pursuit.

The pickup came to a stop in the 8000 block of Avenue N, and three suspects got out and fled on foot.

One suspect, Matthew Charles Thomas, 26, was arrested. The two other suspects remained at large.

Read the full news release from LCSO below:

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Theft call in the 8800
block of MLK. While taking the original call they observed a Silver Ford F-350
that was stolen from the property. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle
and it fled, leading Deputies in a pursuit. The vehicle came to a stop in the 8000
block of Avenue N when three occupants fled on foot. The Sheriff’s Office was
assisted by the Lubbock Police Department and the Department of Public Safety
and located one male suspect in the back yard of a nearby residence.

The suspect identified as Matthew Thomas, was arrested for Evading Arrest or
Detention in a Vehicle, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Carrying
of a Weapon, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, and Organized Crime. He will
be transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for the other two occupants of the vehicle.
This incident is still under investigation.

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