What started as a disturbance call in the Tecolote area Thursday evening turned into a high-speed pursuit that ended in San Diego.
According to Lt. Felix Saenz with the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office, Jose Roel Garcia stole a vehicle in the Tecolote area, stopped at the store in the same area and threatened a woman at the store with a gun. When the woman left the store, Garcia followed her into Alice.
The connection between Garcia and the woman are unknown at this time.
When deputies caught up with Garcia in the stolen SUV, he turned the vehicle's lights off and drove at 100 miles per hour through the dark, foggy night, Saenz said.
Garcia made it to San Diego, turned north on Ventura Street where he abandoned his vehicle and took off running.
Saenz said that deputies almost lost Garcia when he was on foot, but thanks to citizens in the neighborhood Garcia was finally apprehended. No injuries were reported.
During the search of the stolen SUV, deputies found the gun used at the store. The gun was reported stolen from Premont.
He was transported to the JWC jail. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, evading arrest, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, theft of a firearm and the parole violation.
Garcia has been wanted on a parole warrant since September 2016.