WFPD Investigate Kidnapping After Chase

The Wichita Falls Police Department is investigating a possible kidnapping in Wichita Falls after a police chase that happened early Tuesday morning.

The suspect was driving a small black pickup truck when he made an illegal turn at a school zone. Police initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect fled, speeding out of Burkburnett.

The suspect jumped through medians before crashing on the intersection of I-44 and Highway 287.

The passenger in the vehicle claimed he was kidnapped at gunpoint at McDonalds this morning and was forcibly driven to Burkburnett.

The driver was arrested for evading arrest, and taken to jail. The alleged victim was detained at the scene while police investigate the alleged kidnapping.

The suspect was later identified as Jose Armondo Lara.