Arrest made after vehicle pursuit in north Amarillo


Early Wednesday morning, an Amarillo police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at NE 10th and Nelson Street. The driver refused to stop, and a short chase ensued.

The driver made several turns attempting to get away from the officer and then exited the vehicle in the 1000 block of N. Roosevelt. The driver ran on foot but was quickly apprehended.

William James Barker Jr, 36, was arrested for evading arrest in a motor vehicle and evading arrest/detention on foot. Barker was found to have a parole warrant for the original charge of burglary of a habitation.

Barker was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for his charges.

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