Crazy Lubbock dashcam video shows suspect escape

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Published 2:53 pm, Monday, July 10, 2017

Police are searching for a Texas man who police say hit five vehicles and led them on a wild chase earlier this month.

The Lubbock Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Casey Canales Jr., 31, that lists four counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and one count of evading arrest in a motor vehicle, according to an LPD news release.

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A Lubbock Police officer heard a gunshot come from a black Dodge Charger on July 5 and the officer followed the car in an attempt to get the license plate information.

The driver of the Charger got out of the car and when additional officers arrived on the scene they began to approach the man who then jumped back into the car.

According to the dashcam video, the officers attempt to contain and block the car from leaving. The driver, believed to be Casey Canales Jr., put the car in drive and rammed a pickup truck parked along the street. He then put the car in reverse to back up and then sped forward striking the pickup again in an effort to flee the area. He continued to do this several times as officers commanded him to stop and get out of the vehicle.

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An officer attempted to follow the suspects but lost sight of the car. A short time later, the Charger was found abandoned in the area.

Officers received information that at least one of the suspects from the Charger got into a white Nissan. Deputies with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and the DPS helicopter spotted the Nissan out in the county.

Police arrested 18-year-old Dakota Austin Canales, who they believe to be the passenger in the black Charger. He was arrested for evading arrest in a vehicle, on foot, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

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Through the investigation, officers identified the driver of the Charger as Dakota’s cousin, Casey Canales.

Canales is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information on Casey Canales’s whereabouts, please call the Lubbock Police Department or Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.


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