A man who allegedly led police on a chase Monday that ended with a stolen pickup truck crashing into pumps at a fuel station, inflicting an explosion, has been arrested.
Victor Barron, 21, of Roswell, was arrested by Chaves County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies late Thursday exterior a McDonald’s on North Predominant Avenue, Sheriff Mike Herrington stated Friday.
Barron was discovered by deputies who responded to a name a couple of man seen in Walmart who had burns on his face and fingers. Herrington stated the caller had seen the put up about Monday’s chase and explosion, and thought the suspect might have such burns.
Deputies later discovered him at a McDonald’s on North Predominant Avenue with burns on the correct aspect of his face and a bandaged arm, in accordance with paperwork filed Friday in Chaves County Justice of the Peace Courtroom.
He was then instructed by deputies that he was wanted in reference to an ongoing investigation. When requested for his identify, Barron recognized himself as David Duran and stated he was from Mexico and didn’t know when he was born.
Deputies would later study his true id whereas en path to a hospital to have Barron’s burns attended to.
Two bank cards have been discovered close to Barron when deputies first approached him exterior the McDonald’s. Upon additional investigation, it was found they’d been reported stolen Wednesday throughout a car housebreaking, courtroom paperwork state.
It was later discovered from video surveillance footage, from a safety digital camera in Walmart, that Barron had tried to make use of the bank cards within the retailer however they have been declined.
Charles Yslas, chief deputy with the Sheriff’s Workplace, stated Barron is to date charged with two counts of illegal taking of a car and one cost every of concealing id, theft of a bank card and fraudulent use of a bank card.
Search warrants have additionally been executed on Barron’s residence within the 300 block of Ballard Avenue and extra counts are nonetheless pending, together with expenses in reference to Monday’s pursuit, and a legal harm cost after Barron allegedly broken a window on a Sheriff’s Workplace car, Yslas stated.
He added Barron can be needed on an excellent warrant for a car theft in Albuquerque.
The arrest follows a pursuit early Monday that started shortly after 6 a.m. when a Roswell police officer tried to provoke a visitors cease of a Ford F-250 tremendous responsibility pickup that had been reported stolen.
The driving force of the stolen car then fled within the pickup, driving recklessly at excessive speeds and ignoring visitors indicators and alerts amid the morning visitors.
In accordance with division coverage designed to keep up public security, the officer quickly canceled the chase, however a sheriff’s deputy quickly started pursuing the pickup into south Roswell.
The chase ended when the driving force rammed into two fuel pumps — one containing diesel and the opposite propane — on the Bell Gasoline Station on Southeast Predominant Avenue, resulting in an explosion that totally engulfed the pickup. The hearth was extinguished by crews from the Roswell Hearth Division inside about 20 minutes.
A feminine worker on the fuel station who was exterior when the pickup collided with the pumps obtained third-degree burns to her arms. She has since been transported to a hospital in Lubbock for therapy.
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