BELTON — A Killeen man is facing a felony charge after police said he led them on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in early July.
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Antonio Domingo Ledesma, 27, on a third-degree felony charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
Ledesma was arrested July 1 after police said he fled during a routine traffic stop. According to an arrest affidavit, Ledesma was pulled over at 10:17 p.m. for a broken license plate light.
As an officer was talking to Ledesma, he noticed the black barrel of a gun inside the car. The officer then called for a detective. When the detective arrived, Ledesma reportedly put his vehicle back in drive and fled. The chase reached up to 80 mph, according to the affidavit. Police said they deployed “stop sticks” and flattened the vehicle’s tires along Veterans Memorial Boulevard, but Ledesma continued to drive.
Ledesma ran a red light at a speed between 65 and 70 mph, and struck a Toyota 4Runnner in the intersection. Ledesma’s car hit an embankment before coming to a stop, the affidavit stated.
Police said they also recovered drugs at the scene of the crash, including 8.3 grams of cocaine and 7.8 grams of methamphetamine.
Jail records showed Ledesma is in custody in Bell County Jail. His bond is set at $200,000.
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