Suspect in custody after stealing camaro from Abilene dealership, instigating high speed chase

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A suspect has been arrested after allegedly stealing a camaro from an Abilene dealership then leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase.

Michael Howard was taken into custody on the 2500 block of Minter Lane just before 5:00 p.m. It's currently unclear what criminal charges he will be facing. 

Police at the scene told KTAB and KRBC Howard had abandoned a red camaro stolen from Star Dodge in the neighborhood and was attempting to flee on foot when he was apprehended. 

Officers recovered a magazine and gun from Howard's possession and are currently searching the vehicle for drugs or other evidence. 

During the chase, Howard struck a marked Taylor County Sheriff's vehicle and scanner traffic indicated he may have hit additional parked cars as he attempted to evade arrest. 

One witness said Howard "whizzed past him", just inches from hitting him and a couple getting into another vehicle.

Surveillance video from Star Dodge shows Howard breaking into the business Sunday night, taking the keys to the camaro and loading the vehicle up with goods stolen from the store, according to police. 

BigCountryHomepage is working on getting more information on this chase and subsequent arrest. Check back for the latest information. 


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