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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 4:30 am

For the second time in as many weeks, a 26-year-old Killeen man is behind bars for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase.

Cody Ramon Robert Nolan was charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle in connection with a car chase near downtown Killeen on Monday. Killeen police arrested Nolan for another alleged chase Feb. 20.

The chase began near the intersection of 10th Street and Veterans Memorial Boulevard about 12:15 p.m. Monday when an officer saw a red Chrysler rear-end a black van, an arrest affidavit stated.

An officer drove toward the vehicle and turned on its emergency lights. He then ordered Nolan to pull over. According to the arrest affidavit, Nolan replied, “No, I’m good, man,” and then drove off.

The driver, a man later identified as Nolan, drove into oncoming traffic and ran a red light as he attempted to elude police, the affidavit stated.

At one point, when Nolan made a quick turn, a female passenger jumped out of the moving Chrysler and struck her head on the road.

Nolan eventually stopped the car. Another passenger then got out of the car and ran. The affidavit stated Nolan began to run as well, only to return to the car for a handgun.

An officer chased Nolan on foot, firing his Taser at the suspect. However, it only struck Nolan’s shirt, failing to shock him. When an officer grabbed Nolan, he threw the handgun into the air.

Nolan refused to put his hands behind his back and struggled with the officer. The officer then Tased Nolan, and he was taken into custody in the 300 block of Bryce Avenue.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Nolan on Wednesday, setting his bail at $80,000. Nolan also is being held on bond violation for the previous charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, a motion to revoke probation for a conviction of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram, and misdemeanor charges of evading arrest on foot as well as resisting arrest.

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