Three shoplifting suspects nabbed after hour-long chase


It all began late last night in Cleveland after a call came in for shoplifting at the Walmart there. The suspects then led police on a chase across four counties before finally being captured near Livingston.

The chase reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour and covered a total of about 60 miles, before all three suspects were taken into custody.

It started when loss prevention officers at the Walmart pointed out the three suspects to Cleveland police officers, but when they tried to sop the suspects' vehicle, the driver hit the gas.

Officers chased the vehicle for several miles, heading south toward Houston on 59, then making a U-turn and heading back toward New Caney.

Along the way, officers say someone threw a gun out the window of the car.

In a New Caney subdivision, a woman, later identified as 20-year-old Birttney Carroll, jumped out of the vehicle and ran off. Officers eventually found her and took her into custody.

Meanwhile, the chase continued with the two other suspects leading officers through Montgomery, Liberty, San Jacinto, and Polk counties.

DPS troopers were eventually able to spike the vehicle near Goodrich. The two men, ages 18 and 24, were taken into custody. Inside the vehicle, officers found drugs and a clip from a pistol.

During the chase, a Cleveland police cruiser spun out of control and crashed into a ditch. He suffered only minor injuries.

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