Man arrested after chase with Amarillo police

Monday morning, Amarillo police officers were called to the area of Bell Street and Gainsborough Road on a male forcing a screaming female into a vehicle. 

Officers located the silver Hyundai vehicle and initiated a suspicion stop. The driver refused to stop and evaded officers throughout Amarillo. 

Investigators said the driver eventually stopped the car and evaded on foot in the 2000 block of Amarillo Boulevard West. The suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

The victim in this case is safe. 

This incident was determined to be a domestic violence situation. The suspect was identified as 29 year old Joseph Tyler Putch.

Putch was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for Aggravated Kidnapping with Bodily Injury, Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two local municipal warrants.

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