Police ID Man Arrested After Chase, Attempted Carjacking

By: Ben Griffin Email
By: Ben Griffin Email

TEMPLE (August 5, 2013)—Department of Public Safety troopers have released the identity of a man who they say led officers on a high-speed chase into the City of Temple on Saturday then tried to steal a woman’s car.

Joshua James Adams was ordered held in the Bell County Jail on bonds totaling $7,004 charged with fleeing a police officer eminent danger of serious bodily injury and driving while intoxicated.

Adams also faces three other charges that have not yet been formalized, the jail record shows.

Adams shows an address on Griffin Street in Azle, northwest of Fort Worth.

Trooper Harpin Meyers said when Adams finally was apprehended troopers discovered the car he was driving had been reported stolen in San Antonio.

Adams was arrested Saturday afternoon after troopers were led on a high-speed chase that began at about 1:30 p.m. in Temple when a trooper spotted a wanted car on north bound Interstate 35.

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over.

The driver exited at Midway Drive, and ended up losing control and rolling his vehicle on the Interstate 35 service road.

The driver fled the wrecked car on foot, and attempted to car jack a mother and two children on the north bound lanes of Interstate 35.

Before the suspect could flee the scene, a state trooper managed to take him into custody.

The suspect refused treatment at the scene and was transported to the Bell County Justice Department for processing.

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