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2 hours and 3 spike strips: Fort Worth chase finally comes to end with suspect in custody

The suspect's name and charges have not been released by police officials yet.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police arrested a man after a lengthy chase, which included three spike strips, and an hour of negotiations early Wednesday morning.

The suspect, Lamont Bassett, 33, had an active warrant for aggravated robbery from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, according to a police news release.

He also now faces a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.

He surrendered to police around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Fort Worth police began chasing the suspect before midnight and the chase went for more than an hour and a half and across 63 miles, reaching speeds of 100 mph, according to police and WFAA photojournalist Josh Stephen, who witnessed the chase at various points.

It started when Fort Worth police pulled Bassett over after seeing a fake temporary tag, police said. When officers approached Bassett's vehicle, he sped away.

The chase went into Arlington and then Grand Prairie and then back to Fort Worth, ultimately coming to a stop in the 4400 block of South Riverside Drive and Rolling Hills Road.

The suspect's car, which appeared to be a four-door Dodge Charger, had been spiked three times: At Cooks Lane and Interstate 30 in Arlington, and Loop 820 and I-30 and near Rosedale Street in Fort Worth. 

At one point, WFAA captured video of the suspect still in pursuit with sparks flying from his vehicle's wheels. Bassett's tires were badly damaged when the chase came to a stop.

Police then negotiated with him to leave his car for about an hour. He eventually stepped out of the vehicle with his hands up and was taken into custody.

His sister went to the scene where he was arrested and told WFAA that he recently was released from prison for a similar incident.

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