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High speed chase ends with arrest of wanted aggravated assault suspect

John McBride, 37 (Courtesy: Miller County Sheriff's Department) John McBride, 37 (Courtesy: Miller County Sheriff's Department)

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - A man wanted for an aggravated assault and felony theft is now in custody in Bowie County, following a high speed chase and manhunt.

John McBride, 37, has been wanted since November 29th, when he allegedly tried to run down sheriff's deputies attempting to serve him a warrant. 

According to investigators, McBride had contacted friends and family, telling them he was not going to be taken back to jail alive. 

The chase began in Miller County Wednesday morning, when sheriff's deputies acting on a tip found McBride at a motel on the Arkansas side of Stateline Road.  Deputies say McBride took off on a stolen red motorcycle and headed to I-30, crossing into Bowie County. Deputies say the chase reached speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour. 

An Arkansas State Trooper caught up with him on Highway 108, where McBride drove into a ditch and fell off.  Before the trooper could reach him on foot, he says McBride picked up the bike and took off again in the nearby woodlands.  An Arkansas game warden was able to drive in after McBride and take him into custody.

McBride has signed extradition papers, allowing him to be returned to Arkansas, where he is now in custody at the Miller County Jail.  In addition to the original felony theft, failure to appear and aggravated assault charges he was already facing, McBride now faces an additional charge of felony fleeing. 

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