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Suspect in custody after Mesquite police chase ends in Dallas

Mesquite police were in pursuit of an SUV that went through Garland and into Dallas.

GARLAND, Texas — A driver is in custody after he led Mesquite police on a chase through neighborhoods near Garland and into Dallas on Friday.

Mesquite police said they responded to a call about an assault in the 3900 block of Towne Crossing Boulevard. According to police, officers saw the suspect leave the location in a red SUV and attempted a traffic stop.

The suspect did not stop and a chase ensued, police said.

Around 2 p.m., police officers followed the red SUV northbound on Audelia Road and Forest Lane. At 2:11 p.m., police continued their pursuit southbound on U.S. Route 75 at Interstate 635, headed towards Dallas.

At 2:14 p.m., the driver in the SUV stopped on Hillcrest Road, just north of I-635. Mesquite police said the suspect ran out of gas and surrendered.

The suspect had opened his door before coming to a complete stop. Once he got out, the SUV slowly rolled backward into one of the police units.

As police started talking to the suspect, he took his black jacket off and then backed up toward police with his hands up. Once he got close enough to the officers, he got down on his knees. Police then got him into custody.

The suspect was not identified, but Mesquite police said he was charged with assault - family violence, evading arrest and other outstanding warrants.

There were no injuries reported during the chase.