Weatherford Democrat

January 17, 2014

Chase ends with one man taken to hospital, another arrested


Weatherford Democrat

— By CHRISTIN COYNE

A car chase between two men reportedly angry at each other over a drug money dispute ended with one taken to a hospital and another arrested, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responding to a call of a hit-and-run in the 100 block of Highland Meadows Wednesday afternoon found a blue Jeep Liberty in the ditch.

The driver, Antonio Sanchez, reportedly told deputies that he was owed money for a $100 bag of marijuana he’d sold another man and the two had been exchanging threats throughout the day by text message.

Sanchez reportedly told law enforcement that the two saw each other while driving that afternoon.

The other man, driving a brown Honda Accord, swerved into his lane, Sanchez said according to deputies, adding that he angrily turned his vehicle around and began chasing the man.

The two were traveling 60-70 mph in the Highland Road and Midway Road neighborhood, Sanchez reportedly said, where witnesses told responding deputies children were playing and a school bus was dropping off students as the men went speeding through the neighborhood.

At the intersection of Highland Circle and Classic Country Court, Sanchez’ vehicle struck the other driver’s vehicle from behind, causing the Honda driver a head injury, according to a deputy.

There were no tire marks from braking prior to the point of impact, a deputy observed.

The Honda driver then pursued Sanchez’ vehicle before Sanchez wrecked his vehicle in a ditch in the 100 block of Highland Meadows, according a probable cause affidavit.

Sanchez, 20, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct. He was released from the Parker County Jail on $27,500 bond Thursday afternoon.

The other driver was transported to a hospital in Azle.