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Man arrested after high-speed chase

 

Last updated 9/15/2020 at 4:03pm

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Kristoval Diaz

CLOVIS - A Clovis man was arrested Sunday after leading police more than three miles in a stolen truck, according to the Clovis Police Department.

Kristoval Diaz, 20, was arrested after attempting to flee on foot from a high-speed chase that began on the 1700 block of Simmons and ended on the 900 block of Cypress with officers holding Diaz at gunpoint.

Diaz remained in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday morning. He made his first appearance Monday in Curry County Magistrate Court, with bond set at $3,000. He entered no plea on 11 charges, included aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, possession of stolen vehicles or motor vehicles, reckless driving and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He is due back in magistrate court Sept. 28 for a preliminary examination. His case will be handled by the Office of the Public Defender, but court records did not indicate a specific attorney assigned to the case on Tuesday.

According to Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero:

• At 3:46 p.m. Friday, a truck was reported stolen near the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street. Officers located the vehicle more than two hours later following a call from the vehicle owner, but a short pursuit was canceled.

• On Saturday, a hit and run was reported near Second and Prince streets with the involved vehicle matching the description of the stolen truck.

• At 11:32 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 1700 block of Simmons to locate a male driving a vehicle that matched the description of the stolen truck.

 
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