Police & Fire

Charges filed in high-speed chase

Prosecutors have filed charges against a Curtis man who led narcotics agents on a high-speed chase on Interstate 30.

Group 6 Narcotics agents say 24-year-old Tyler Sparks, of 37 Calloway Road, Curtis, attempted to evade law enforcement officers at the Road Runner service station, 3111 W. Pine St., and entered the interstate headed west.

Having been “familiar” with Sparks and knowing he had a suspended license, Group 6 Agent Roy Bethell followed behind and initiated his blue lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Sparks allegedly ignored lights and sirens and accelerated, reaching speeds over 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic.

The pursuit continued to the Gum Springs exit and onto West Reynolds Road, Dyess Road and Shiloh Road “for a lengthy distance” before Sparks stopped his vehicle and surrendered.

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