Murder suspect arrested Wednesday after leading Lubbock Police on a chase

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Image of Daytron Hood (2019 arrest) from Lubbock Co. Detention Center

LUBBOCK, Texas – Someone led Lubbock Police on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday afternoon. LPD said it started as a traffic stop at 2nd Place and Detroit Avenue.

One person was arrested after the chase; he was identified as Daytron Deon Hood, 24, of Lubbock. Hood was able to post a $200,000 bond in November to be released from jail while a murder case remained pending.

Hood and Christopher Thomas were both indicted for the murder of Tyshaun Bates.

An argument on April 10, 2019 at the Lubbock Square Apartments in the 4600 block of 50th Street led to a shooting.

2nd Street and Indiana Avenue (Nexstar/Staff)

As for the chase on Wednesday, the driver kept going but then bailed out of the vehicle at 2nd Street and Indiana. Hood was arrested after a foot chase, but it’s not clear if Hood was the only one in the vehicle.

The traffic stop and the chase were the reasons for the arrest.

A burglary charge was also added to his jail booking sheet as of Wednesday night.

The chase started around 2:15 p.m. and was over by the time a photojournalist arrived at 2:45 p.m.

CORRECTION: The initial version of this story indicated that the ongoing murder case had something to do with why Hood was arrested Wednesday. The case remained pending, however, it was not the reason for the arrest.

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