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Despite multiple attempts to evade officers, a Bexar County man is behind bars this week after the habitual offender was found in possession of narcotics and a firearm on Friday, April 29.
According to a report on the case, 20-year-old Jesus Nevarez Morado led Encinal police officers on a nearly 22-mile high-speed pursuit, reaching speeds of over 120 miles per hour.
Morado was behind the wheel of a 2018 Honda Civic when officers attempted to effect a traffic stop near Milemarker 39 on IH-35; state troopers assisted officers by placing spike strips near Milemarker 48. Morado evaded the spike strip and drove onto the grassy median, continuing north.
Police say another set of spike strips were successful in stopping Morado 11 miles down the road, where the man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median. Morado then reportedly climbed through his car window and sprinted across the interstate. He was discovered hiding behind a rest area.
Investigating officers learned Morado is on probation in Bexar County for a narcotics conviction; he was transported to the La Salle County Jail and charged with evading arrest with a motor vehicle, evading arrest on foot, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.