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TWO ARRESTED: FWPD pursuit ends at Whitley-Allen Co. line

December 14, 2012

FORT WAYNE — A high-speed chase that began in Fort Wayne ended at the Whitley-Allen County Line Tuesday.

Whitley County’s Sheriff deputies were called to assist Fort Wayne’s Police Department after the pursuit headed toward Columbia City on U.S. 30.

The deputies set up stop sticks near CR 300 E., but the suspects, Pedro Garza and Luis Juarez-Cabrera, turned north on County Line Road before being apprehended by Fort Wayne police.

The pursuit began in the parking lot of a Lima Road retail store after an undercover Fort Wayne officer purchased one kilogram of cocaine from two men, according to an area newspaper.

As police arrived to arrest the suspects, the men fled south on Lime Road and over the Interstate 69 overpass.

Speeds were in excess of 100 mph as Garza and Juarez-Cabrera threw a cell phone and drugs out the window. The pursuit ended on the 7700 block of W. County Line Rd.

After a short foot pursuit, both men were arrested on federal drug charges in the U.S. District Court.

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