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Stolen Car Pursuit Ends in Collision, San Antonio Teenager Arrested

Booking photo of Junior Campos

In the early morning hours of October 30, the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) attempted to stop a black Kia Sorento on I-35 and SH 46 South. The vehicle had been reported stolen from San Antonio. However, the car's driver refused to comply with the officers' instructions and initiated a pursuit on I-35 North.

During the chase, the suspect in the stolen car made a daring maneuver by using a turnaround to head south on I-35, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The NBPD eventually lost sight of the vehicle in the vicinity of FM 1044.

The dramatic pursuit came to a close when the stolen Kia Sorento collided with an SUV towing a trailer on I-35 near Loop 337. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries resulting from the crash.

The driver of the stolen car, identified as 17-year-old Junior Campos from San Antonio, fled the scene on foot after the collision. NBPD responded by deploying K-9 units and drones to assist in locating Campos, eventually finding him at a gas station in the 3100 block of W. San Antonio Street.

Following his capture, Campos was taken into custody and subsequently cleared at a local hospital. He was then booked into the Comal County Jail.

Campos faces multiple charges, including evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, theft of a firearm, and accident involving damage to a vehicle exceeding $200. The firearm theft charge was added after a handgun was discovered in the stolen vehicle. Campos' total bond has been set at $22,000

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