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