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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00 pm

By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

Police in Killeen and Harker Heights arrested three people in connection with three separate car chases.

Benson Leon Conyers, Larry James Head and Veronica Denise Horne each were charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned the three suspects over the weekend, setting their bail at $20,000 each.

According to arrest reports, Horne, 36, had been shoplifting Thursday from the Walmart on Lowes Boulevard in Killeen before she ran from police. A security officer notified police she had stolen items from the store.

An officer confronted her, and she ran to her car. She drove through a stop sign and into grass, where she stopped, according to an arrest affidavit.

Head, 25, told police he attempted to flee officers Friday because his license was suspended.

An affidavit states he drove more than 80 mph on Veterans Memorial Boulevard while attempting to evade arrest, an affidavit states.

Head stopped after another officer laid down a spike strip, popping the vehicle's tires.

Harker Heights police attempted to pull Conyers over Saturday for an unspecified traffic violation. However, Conyers drove off at a high rate of speed, an affidavit states.

Conyers eventually stopped the car and fled on foot. Police looked up the car's registration information and found Conyers at his home where he was arrested.

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