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High speed chase through Lantana ends in arrest

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dcso_cruiser _lantana14A man was taken into custody after leading area law enforcement on a high speed chase through several Lantana neighborhoods Monday afternoon.

At least five patrol cars were involved in tracking down a black Mustang believed to be going at high speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour from Bayberry Avenue in Bandera down Bonham Parkway and Navisota toward Branch Crossing.

The driver turned into Magnolia where he stopped at the cul-de-sac on Tyler Dr. and jumped from the vehicle. As he tried to run, the man was taken into custody, said Denton County Sheriff Will Travis.

The black Mustang was reported to have been stolen out of Denton. Law enforcement was first alerted to the man when he was spotted by Lantana residents taking items out of other vehicles, the sheriff said. A resident on Goldenrod Circle in Bandera reported finding what she believed was stolen merchandise in her cul-de-sac around the time of the chase.

Travis said the Mustang was being taken back to the sheriff’s department for processing after deputies noticed items inside the vehicle that were believed to have been stolen.

Residents quickly took to social media to describe the scene as they spotted the speeding Mustang weaving in and out of traffic and bicyclists in the neighborhoods.

Others commented on being worried about the vehicle and police speeding through neighborhoods where children were playing.

The suspect was being booked into the Denton County Jail. Information about the suspect will be updated as soon as it is available.

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