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UPDATE: Tyler high-speed chase suspect identified

Lucio Adan. Photo Source: Smith County Lucio Adan. Photo Source: Smith County

UPDATE 02:16PM 03/26/10: The identity of the suspect who took East Texas law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Tyler Thursday has been released. Lucio Adan, 33, is held on three charges, totaling a $1,350,000 bond: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Arrest, and MAnufacturing and Possession of a Controlled Substance Warrant.

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A high speed chase comes to an end on the streets of Tyler. Local and federal law enforcement worked together to pursue a man fleeing in his car at speeds close to 100 miles an hour.

It took a team effort to bring the suspect in. The man behind the wheel led police on a chase through Tyler for close to half an hour.

Authorities have not released where the chase began, but KLTV was there as it came to an end.

After ditching his vehicle behind Green Acres Baptist Church, the man fled on foot and was stopped near Cardwell Street and Troup Highway.  

Law enforcement converged at the scene, stopping traffic while the arrest was made. The man drove a gold Honda compact car that was visibly damaged.  Tyler police took the man into custody.

Witnesses say the whole ordeal only lasted minutes, but they were memorable ones.

"I was just about to walk out the front door when I saw a pedestrian walking down the road and next thing I know, there's police cars coming from this direction," said Kenneth Tindel, an eyewitness. "They came from this direction. I think I counted about 12 cars all together between the Smith County Sheriff's Department and the Tyler Police Department…There were some other police department cars coming down the road. They all got out around the same time with guns drawn. [They] told him to get on the ground. He got on the ground, they handcuffed him, emptied the contents of his pockets, had him in the squad car and they were gone in a matter of minutes."

The DEA is covering the case. There is still no word of the man's identity or what caused the chase to begin.

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