• Burleson Police surround the suspect with guns drawn.

Police chase ends in arrest of suspect

At approximately 2:46 p.m. yesterday, Burleson Police Department was contacted by a Police Department located in New Mexico regarding a kidnapping suspect who had been tracked by Onstar to a location in Burleson.   

Detectives and officers responded to the location, a gas well site on S John Jones Dr. behind the Vinewood neighborhood, where the vehicle was being tracked. The suspect is a 51-year-old male of House, New Mexico.

The suspect had warrants for his arrest from New Mexico for kidnapping, aggravated fleeing law enforcement; and evading arrest/obstruction police. Officers saw the suspect at the gas well site in a rented 2018 SUV.

The suspect had a 45-year-old female passenger that officers could see had been physically assaulted. When officers approached the suspect, he fled in the vehicle with the female passenger.

The pursuit went from John Jones up Wilshire to the 400 block NE Wilshire where suspect made u-turn, and the vehicle was possibly disabled by Onstar when it coasted to a stop in a parking lot in the 300 block of NE Wilshire.

The female escaped from the vehicle and the male was taken into custody and is being held at the Johnson County jail. He will be charged by Burleson Police for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; aggravated kidnapping; felony possession of a firearm; and evading with a vehicle.  The female is believed to be his ex-girlfriend that he had initially kidnapped in New Mexico thus the reason for his warrant.

See a video of the thrilling arrest of the suspect on the Burleson Star Facebook page.

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278