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By Teresa Bigham
FLOYD COUNTY – One man was arrested after leading law enforcement on a high-speed change, which started in Lubbock County, before barricading himself in an abandoned house for over two hours on Wednesday, January 22.
Christopher Tafoya, 41, from Amarillo, led the Lubbock County Sheriff’s office, DPS Troopers, Hale County Sheriffs, Crosby County Sheriffs and Floyd County Sheriffs on a high-speed chase at speeds over 100 miles per hour.
At approximately 2 p.m. police tried to pull over a white Ford Expedition when the driver failed to stop which lead to the chase.
The pursuit started on the Slaton Highway. Where Tafoya then led officers onto Interstate 27 to Hale Center, on to Petersburg, then south through Floyd County.
The chase started just after 2 p.m. and ended hours later. “Tafoya ran into the house and barricaded himself inside,” said Sheriff Raissez.
When K9 Angus and his handler, Deputy Gutierrez, arrived on the scene at FM 651, a search got underway. The suspect was later found in the attic.
Christopher Tafoya, 41, of Amarillo, was arrested for a parole violation and evading arrest.