Two students arrested after car chase with police

Two students arrested after car chase with police

Two students were arrested and another escaped TCU Police after a car chase that started in the freshman lot ended on Wabash Avenue early Wednesday morning, according to a TCU Police report.

Andrew White, 18, was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest in a vehicle, a state jail felony, and Don Tran, 19, was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest, a class B misdemeanor, and received a general complaint citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Fort Worth police report. The third person believed to be involved has not been taken into custody, nor has his name been determined because the investigation is still ongoing, said Vicki Lawson, a TCU Police detective.

The three suspects sped out of the freshman parking lot in a black truck, and they were pursued by TCU Police officers Richard Teakell and John Thornhill, according to a Fort Worth police report. Teakell pursued the truck from the freshman lot, while Thornhill followed Teakell from Stadium Drive, TCU Police reported.

The chase ended at the 2700 block of Wabash Avenue, across the street from Sherley and Waits halls, where two men were arrested, according to Fort Worth police. White was driving, and Tran was the passenger, according to the Fort Worth police report. White stopped the truck as they approached Wabash Avenue and Tran and the other passenger took off on foot trying to avoid arrest, according to a TCU Police report.

White was immediately taken into custody by Teakell, according to a Fort Worth police report. Tran tried hiding behind different houses around Wabash Avenue, but Thornhill was able to track him down and arrest him, according to a Fort Worth police report. The other passenger escaped, and police have not yet identified the person, according to a TCU Police report.

White and Tran told the officers they sped off because they were scared, according to a Fort Worth police report.

“They stated because they were scared and because they were smoking weed and didn’t want to get caught,” according to a Fort Worth police report.

Thornhill found a weed pipe with marijuana residue in one of Tran’s pockets, and Teakell, while looking into the open truck, smelled a “strong weed odor” from the inside, according to a TCU Police report.

White was released at about 2 p.m. Wednesday on a pre-trial release, and Tran made his $500 bond at 3 p.m. the same day, according to the Mansfield Jail bond desk.

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