Wanted man caught after car chase

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:06pm

On June 17, 2010 at around 5:54 p.m., Longview Police Officer Jeff Hall spotted a wanted fugitive on West Niblick at West Loop 281.

The fugitive, Jose Gerardo Vasquez, was known to Officer Hall as having an outstanding federal warrant for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Officer Hall attempted to stop Vasquez, but Vasquez fled in a 2007 Nissan Altima. Officers pursued Vasquez a short distance before he stopped in the 400 block of Birdie Place and he was arrested without further incident.

Jose Vasquez, date of birth 9-21-1983 of 508 West Niblick Longview, was booked into the Gregg County Jail for the outstanding warrant and additional charges of evading arrest with a vehicle (State jail felony).


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