Texas cops identify, charge man arrested in chase, standoff

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Stolen truck and trailer after a high speed chase in Texas Friday (Arlington Police Department photo)Stolen truck and trailer after a high speed chase in Texas Friday (Arlington Police Department photo)

Police have identified the suspect in Friday’s high speed chase of a tractor/trailer on I-30 in Texas and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.

Jose Luis Cano Olivas (Fort Worth Police Department photo)Jose Luis Cano Olivas (Fort Worth Police Department photo)

The suspect, who police identified as Jose Luis Cano Olivas, 35, of El Paso, was charged after being released from John Peter Smith Hospital in Forth Worth Friday.

Police say the chase began Friday afternoon when Olivas, driving a stolen tractor pulling a flatbed trailer fled police, who tried to stop him on I-30 in Forth Worth. It ended in Arlington after Olivas struck another vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall of the Coper Street overpass.

During the chase, as many as five vehicles were struck and 12 people injured, though none seriously.

A standoff with police continued for at least two hours, but ended without further incident at 3:20 p.m. Central.

The Forth Worth Star Telegram reports the owner of Pesado Transport in Socorro near El Paso confirms the tractor and attached flatbed trailer were stolen from that company.