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TIRE DEFLATING SPIKES FINALLY PUT AN END TO CHASE
A high-speed police chase in southern La Salle County ended last Wednesday when the female robbery suspect’s sedan finally came to a stop in Laredo.
Encinal police say, the woman, who was later identified as 40-year old Jennifer Csombok of Laredo, led officers on a high-speed pursuit after she was alleged to have stolen goods from the local dollar store.
According to a report on the case, employees reported Csombok was seen taking items from the store, however, by the time officers arrived the woman had left.
Within a few minutes, officers on routine patrol were able to locate the woman at a gas station across the interstate.
It was when investigating officers attempted to conduct a roadside interview with the woman that Csombok sped from the parking lot in her sedan.
The woman led law enforcement on a nearly 10-mile, high-speed pursuit before border patrol agents were able to deploy tire deflating spike strips near Mile Marker 29. However, according to police, Csombok continued to travel southbound at a high rate of speed.
Csombok continued her attempt to evade officers and entered the Laredo city limits where state troopers were able to detain the woman near Covent Avenue.
Csombok was arrested by state troopers and faces a felony charge for evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
According to Encinal Police Chief Pablo Balboa, the woman will face two additional felony charges for evading arrest with a motor vehicle and theft.