Second Arrest Leads to High-speed Chase

Escobar proceeded to drive more than a mile into Marlin on those two flat tires.

Marlin, Texas (May 11, 2020) - A high speed chase on Sunday afternoon ended in the arrest of a 33-year-old woman, making it her second arrest within a week’s time. 

Rebekah Escobar, of Marlin, (left) was arrested on Monday, May 4, and was charged with assault of a family member/family violence, resisting arrest, and assault of a peace officer at that time. She bonded out shortly thereafter.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, the FCSO received a call  that Escobar had returned to the home in Reagan where she was apprehended previously, activating a trespass warrant that had been placed due to the previous incident.

“She was at the residence trying to create a disturbance again,” Sheriff Ricky Scaman told reporters. 

Upon arrival, deputies attempted to execute the trespass warrant, but Escobar somehow broke free and made it to her vehicle.

She fled north on State Highway 6, while the deputies on-site called for backup while in pursuit.

“I was able to get to the cross over here in front of the Sheriff’s Office.” Scaman stated. 

“I threw out those spikes, right there, out,” he continued, pointing to the bag of spikes in the corner of his office. “It hit the front two tires.”

Escobar proceeded to drive more than a mile into Marlin on those two flat tires. She exited Highway 7 and then went west on Live Oak Street, where she stayed until turning on to Eddings and finally made her way to Clark Street, where she was eventually apprehended.

Officers attempted to overtake the vehicle at that point, where she “rammed” into the side of the unnamed deputy’s vehicle. Escobar tried to collide with Scaman as well, after he had overtaken both vehicles on Clark Street.

Officials say that neither Sheriff Scaman nor the deputy whose vehicle was damaged were injured. 

Once the vehicle was disabled, Escobar refused to get out of her car. 

“She had the windows rolled up and the doors locked,” Scaman disclosed. 

A window punch was utilized to get into the vehicle, at which point Escobar was captured and taken into custody.

She is currently facing additional charges of criminal trespass, aggravated assault of a peace officer, and evading arrest in a motor vehicle, and possibly others.

Along with the Falls County Sheriff’s Office, Falls County Constable for Precinct 1, Jonathan Shoemaker, and the Marlin Police Department both responded to the call for backup. 

The Marlin Democrat

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