Suspect In Custody After Leading Kaufman County Units On A High Speed Chase

On Tuesday April 4th, at approximately 8:57am, a Kemp police officer observed an Hispanic male that was known to have outstanding warrants, at a residence in the 700 block of East 9th. The subject was sitting in a white GMC panel van pulling a utility trailer.

The officer made contact with the male subject and positively identified him as the individual with the outstanding warrant. The officer requested the male exit the vehicle several times but the male continued to refuse. The suspect then put the vehicle in gear and took off.

The officer activated his emergency equipment and initiated a pursuit. The driver refused to stop and the pursuit continued through the city and into Kaufman County. The pursuit continued on for more than 30 minutes along US 175 and various county roads between Kemp and Kaufman. Numerous local law enforcement agencies assisted in the pursuit.

The driver eventually stopped the vehicle at a residence in the 8000 block of US 175 in Kaufman County. The driver stopped at a residence and remained sitting in his van. A Kaufman Police Officer who was assisting in the chase negotiated with the driver and convinced him to come out of the house.

The driver is identified as Jorge Luis Santoyo H/M 4-10-80 was taken into custody and was booked in the Kaufman Co Jail on a on-view charge of evading arrest/detention, and for an outstanding warrant for Terrorist Threats Family Violence, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Check out the video captured, as the pursuit passed the subject on US-175. You can see the white panel van the suspect was driving, pulling a trailer, with the trailer gate dragging the ground.

Video Credit: Ericka Grant