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Suspect nabbed to end high-speed chase in Phoenix

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A white pickup strikes a sedan at 16th Street and Thomas during a high-speed chase through Phoenix on Tuesday morning. A white pickup strikes a sedan at 16th Street and Thomas during a high-speed chase through Phoenix on Tuesday morning.
A suspect is tackled and subdued. A suspect is tackled and subdued.
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Two people, including a man suspected of assaulting a police officer, were in custody after a high-speed chase through downtown Phoenix that involved a crash at an intersection Tuesday morning.

Department of Public Safety officers said Anthony Wheeler, 45, was a passenger in a white quad cab pickup truck when the chase began about 9:45 a.m.

U.S. Marshals spokesman David Gonzales said they were looking for Wheeler for parole violations for previous drug charges.

Gonzales said deputies saw him get into a truck at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of N. 59th Avenue.

DPS officers and U.S. Marshals said they followed the truck driven by Patricia Harris, of Glendale, and tried to pull it over near 16th Street and Interstate 10, DPS Sgt. Tim Kvochick said.

The truck led officers on a chase that wound through downtown Phoenix streets and a parking garage where it struck a patrol car before pulling on Thomas Road.

The truck then struck a passenger car at the intersection of 16th Street and Thomas Road and ended when Wheeler bailed through the passenger door of the truck and tried to run. The man was tackled by an officer into a window of an apartment and subdued by at least seven officers while Harris was taken into custody from the truck.

Harris, 56, could face charges of felony flight and aggravated assault, Kvochick said.

An ambulance was at the intersection and at least one person was placed into an ambulance to be taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, officers said.

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