RELEASE FROM DPS:
MIDLAND – Thursday, at approximately 12:51 p.m., DPS Troopers assisted Midland County Sheriff’s Deputies with the pursuit of a stolen vehicle heading westbound on Business Interstate 20.
The suspect was driving recklessly, endangering the lives of motoring public, as he fled from officers.
The suspect eventually turned north onto Faudree Road, and Troopers attempted to disable the vehicle by discharging their firearms at the vehicle’s tires. The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a civilian vehicle.
The suspect then fled on foot and was ultimately captured. The suspect has been identified as Manuel Marmolejo, 38, of Odessa, Texas. Marmolejo was charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
This is an active investigation, and no further information is available at this time.