Update: (Nov. 8, 7:15 a.m.)
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released updated information in the wake of a police chase that ended in the arrest of one person after a call regarding a man allegedly forcing a woman into a vehicle.
Amarillo police reported that the Monday morning chase was determined to have been a domestic violence situation. Officials said that 29-year-old Joseph Tyler Putch was arrested on charges of, “Aggravated Kidnapping with Bodily Injury, Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two local municipal warrants.”
Those seeking behavioral health and family services assistance can contact the Texas Panhandle Centers Crisis Hotline at 1-800-692-4039, the Family Support Services of Amarillo at 1-806-374-5433, or the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released information regarding a Monday morning chase that ended in an arrest in north Amarillo.
According to a news release from the department, officers with the Amarillo Police Department were called to the area of Bell Street and Gainsborough Road around 8:58 a.m. Monday on a call of a man allegedly forcing a woman into a vehicle. After officers located the vehicle, identified as a silver Hyundai, the release said officers “initiated a suspicion stop.”
According to the release, the driver of the vehicle, who was unidentified by police, refused to stop and “evaded officers throughout Amarillo.” The driver of the vehicle eventually stopped the car in the 2000 block of Amarillo Boulevard West and ran off. The suspect was taken into custody around 9:27 a.m. and officials stressed that the woman is safe.
Officials with the department said that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.