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Man arrested in chase on I-35 suspected of setting Mason County courthouse on fire

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 11:43:37-05

A suspect is in custody after a chase that started in Williamson County and ended near Waco Friday.

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara confirmed to 25 News that the suspect in the chase, Nicholas Miller, is also suspected of setting a Mason County courthouse on fire Thursday night.

He is currently being held in the McLennan County Jail on charges including arson, burglary of a building, possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed a pursuit was underway Friday morning on northbound Interstate 35.

The Bell County Sheriff's Office and McLennan County Sheriff's Office were also responding.

DPS said the chase was initiated in Williamson County after a suspect in a maroon Ford F350 Dually evaded Georgetown Police.

The suspect's vehicle was spiked multiple times.

DPS became involved in the pursuit near Jarrell around 10:40AM.

At 11:40 AM, a suspect was taken into custody around mile marker 328 south of Waco, according to DPS.

He was the sole occupant in the vehicle.