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Chase leads to arrest of suspects By Larry D. Simpson- Last Friday afternoon, Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to a high speed chase involving troopers of the Department of Public Safety. Apparently, they were in pursuit of a black Mercedes Benz vehicle.It was reported that the vehicle had entered Culberson County after eluding police in Reeves County. The vehicle was spotted 20 miles east of Van Horn and the high speed chase ended when the suspects pulled off the Interstate and attempted to hide at a local motel.Deputies and U.S. Border Patrol units located the vehicle and took the driver into custody as well as a second vehicle suspected to also be an accomplice with a fleeing suspect.A search of the vehicles yielded a large amount of cash which was linked to an armed robbery of an armored vehicle in which $1.8 million was taken in the Dallas area.Arrested in the incident was 52 year old Freddie Lee Foots and 42 year old Pamela Bull, both of Dallas. The Texas Rangers and the FBI were called to assist in linking the money to the armed robbery.According to Sheriff Oscar Carrillo, the suspects remain in custody at the Culberson County Jail in lieu of hearings on their extradition to Dallas County.
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