Man fleeing police crashes stolen truck into Houston airport

A wild police auto chase crossing county traces arrived to an equally wild conclusion on Monday night time when a guy driving a stolen box truck veered off public streets and onto the tarmac at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Authorities say the chase commenced all over 8 p.m. Monday evening when officers tried to cease a male driving a reportedly stolen white box truck. Refusing to pull above, the male tried to evade law enforcement, having them on a meandering eastward chase that at times dipped into Montgomery County. 

Authorities say the fleeing driver led officers southbound on Hardy Toll Road in advance of exiting via the airport connector and turning onto JFK Boulevard, the place the suspect ran over a spike strip puncturing his tires.The driver ongoing, on the other hand, pulling onto McAllen Push and blasting by means of a gate foremost onto restricted airport home.

There, officers say the person crossed above tarmac and other substantial security parts before crashing the car into the south side of Terminal B and then making an attempt to evade officers on foot. The suspect was ultimately identified and arrested in the tunnels by the airport Houston Airport Marriott Lodge. The guy, discovered as 35-12 months-old Kevin Hollis by Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman on Tuesday. Herman states Hollis experienced an open warrant out for his arrest for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at the time of the chase.

“Karl Hollis was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, for the open up Felony warrant and billed with Unauthorized Use of a Motor automobile, Felony Evading and Felony Prison Mischief,” Herman wrote in a Tuesday Fb publish detailing the 66-mile pursuit. “His bond and courtroom information have not been established at this time.”

Footage of the wild chase and its summary circulated the web Monday evening. 1 video clip demonstrates police in sizzling pursuit of the white box truck on JFK Boulevard.

KHOU’s Matt Dougherty tweeted footage of Hollis in handcuffs staying led by officers to a squad automobile close to a terminal pickup zone.

Inspite of its traumatic close, the chase did not interfere with functions or result in delays for vacationers at Bush Airport on Monday, in accordance to Houston Airports Director of Communications Augusto Bernal.

“At roughly 9:05 p.m. Monday, a box truck crashed by means of gate FV-5 at Bush Airport whilst remaining pursued by legislation enforcement,” Bernal said in a statement. “The truck drove within the airport services street right up until it crashed towards the terminal B making. A single individual was detained by regulation enforcement.” The truck has considering the fact that been eliminated from the assets, a Houston Airports official said Tuesday.