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Two arrested after multi-county police high-speed chase Tuesday

(Source: Coryell County Jail) (Source: Coryell County Jail)
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GATESVILLE, TX (KXXV) -

Coryell County Sheriff's Office said that two people were arrested after a multi-county police chase that ended in a crash on Tuesday. 

The incident began when a traffic stop was made by Killeen Police at 10:16 a.m. Maliek Heath, 24, and Dacia Reyes were in a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero at Root Avenue and Avenue E, Killeen, police said. Health presented the officer with an Illinois driver's license with the name of Maurice P. Bailey, which later was discovered to be a falsified ID.  

While the officer was verifying the driver’s information, Heath drove off going west towards Copperas Cove.

Copperas Cove police and Coryell County deputies then joined Killeen police in pursuit of the Oldsmobile, which was driving North FM 116 towards Gatesville.

The driver lost control of the car and crashed at 1370 N FM 116 near Central Texas Powder Coating and Attic Breeze.

The Heath and Reyes received minor injuries. 

The suspect opened fire at law enforcement, which was returned by officers, a district attorney investigator of Coryell County said. 

Drugs and a handgun were located after the crash.

When Heath was correctly identified, it was discovered he was wanted for an armed robbery in Cook County, Illinois.

Heath has been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant, perjury and fugitive from justice/armed robbery, from Illinois. His total bond has been set at $305,000 with no bonds for the out of state charge. 

Reyes was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana under 2 ounces and has bonded out of jail. 

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