Tuesday Morning Chase Leads to 2 Arrests

AMARILLO -- Early Tuesday morning, Amarillo Police attempted to stop a vehicle on a traffic violation. 

The vehicle pulled over for the officer in the 4200 block of S Western, but sped away at a high rate of speed as the officer approached. 

Due to the speeds and dangers to other drives in the area, officers terminated the chase and a broadcast was put out on the vehicle description. 

A few minutes later, an officer on patrol in west Amarillo observed the vehicle near NW 5th and Prospect. 

The driver and passenger bailed out of the vehicle and took off running. 

The passenger, 20-year-old Austin Drake Day, was taken into custody but the driver remained at large. 

Officers and K-9 began searching the area for the driver. 

The driver, 39-year-old Jimmy Wayne Guinn, managed to get back to the truck and proceeded take off once again. Officers again chased the suspect for a short time. 

The suspect was traveling eastbound on SW 10th and attempted to make a turn to northbound on Travis. The driver failed to negotiate the turn and clipped a building at this intersection.The car came to a stop and the driver took off running on foot. 

An officer began chasing the suspect and caught up to him, then deployed his taser on the suspect and took him into custody. 

Guinn was later transported and booked into the Potter County Correction Center on charges of Evading Arrest/Detention in a Motor Vehicle; Evading Arrest/Detention; and a local municipal court traffic warrant. 

Day was arrested on an outstanding local municipal court warrant and was booked into the Randall County Jail.

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