Lubbock Man Arrested After Car Chase Tries to Escape from Hospital
A Lubbock man that was arrested for stealing a vehicle and leading police on a chase was said to have tried to escape from the hospital afterwards.
KAMC News reports that at 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 4th, police received a call from a man that said he was following someone that had just stolen a business vehicle. That man gave police updates on the suspect's location, and an officer was eventually able to catch up.
The suspect, identified now as 44-year-old Grable Aguilera, led officers all the way to South Loop 289 and Avenue P where he drove the vehicle into the ditch separating the access road from the main lanes of traffic. Aguilera then got out of the vehicle, and after a brief foot chase, was taken into custody.
Police say that Aguilera gave false information when he was asked to identify himself. He also refused treatment at the scene. However, while on the way to the Lubbock County Detention Center, Aguilera claimed he was injured, so he was taken to University Medical Center.
At some point, Aguilera told an officer he needed to use the restroom, so the officer moved his handcuffs to where he would be secured to the handrail. During this process, Aguilera tried to run out of his room. The officer managed to catch up to Aguilera though, and place him back into custody.
Aguilera was booked in the Lubbock County Detention Center on charges of evading arrest, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, escaping, and failure to ID.
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