HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston police say a carjacking suspect that was arrested overnight was out on bond for a capital murder charge and another suspect had two prior robbery convictions.
Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at an apartment complex in northwest Houston around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. A woman told police that she was arriving home from work when she was approached by two armed men who pistol-whipped her and stole her Jeep.
Authorities say officers located the Jeep and attempted to stop the driver, but the suspects led police on a pursuit. The chase ended when the Jeep struck a tree.
Police say the passenger was immediately taken into custody, and the driver was later found hiding under a horse trailer by a K9.
According to Chief Art Acevedo, one of the suspects was out on bond for capital murder and the other had two prior robbery convictions.
Last night @houstonpolice chased armed robbery suspects endangering officers & community. One was a capital murder suspect free on bond to victimize us & the other has two prior robbery convictions. Our community deserves better than revolving door justice for violent criminals. pic.twitter.com/eeS0znD9Fr— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) July 2, 2019