A high speed chase reaching speeds of 62 miles per hour through residential neighborhoods ended in the faculty parking lot on the Duncan High School campus just before noon Thursday.
Austin Espinosa, 18, was quickly arrested by Duncan Police officers and is now sitting in Stephens County Jail, on booking charges of wreckless driving, speeding, and felony charges of attempting to elude and running a road block.
Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks said that Espinosa will be sitting in jail throughout the Easter holiday weekend and official charges would be presented Monday. The courthouse is closed today.
“He’ll be in there and we’ll charge him Monday. I’ll be getting the affidavit but the charges won’t be official until then,” Hicks said.
Duncan High School did not go into a lockdown, said Principal Gary Reed. Earlier, reports had been received at The Banner that it did. Reed said that students who were outside were quickly brought inside the nearest building.
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