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High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Terrell Man Wanted for Multiple Crimes

Booking photo: Randy Wolford

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies came to a dramatic conclusion, resulting in the arrest of a suspect wanted for various crimes. K9 Officer Anders initiated the pursuit when he attempted to pull over a black 2010 Nissan Sentra for an expired vehicle registration. The vehicle had been linked to several thefts within the city, prompting the traffic stop.

Instead of complying with the officer's request to stop, the driver of the Nissan Sentra accelerated to speeds exceeding 100 mph, evading both arrest and detention. The pursuit traveled west on I-20 into Dallas County before making a U-turn and heading back east on I-20, returning to the Terrell area. Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Talty Police Department, and Mesquite Police Department, became involved in the pursuit.

The high-speed chase lasted for over an hour, covering a significant distance. Eventually, the suspect came to a halt on I-20, abandoned the vehicle, and fled on foot through a nearby Home Depot store. DPS101 officers observed the suspect exiting the back of the store and entering a wooded area behind it.

K9 Max, a highly trained police dog, was deployed to track the suspect. With exceptional skill, K9 Max successfully located and cornered the suspect without the need for a physical confrontation. No injuries were reported during the apprehension.

The suspect was identified as Randy Wolford, 34, hailing from Forney, Texas. He was found to have an outstanding warrant from the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department for Endangering a Child. In addition to this warrant, Wolford now faces charges of Evading both on foot and in a vehicle.

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