Man charged after allegedly stealing truck, leading police on chase in Texas


A police chase involving a stolen tractor-trailer in Arlington, Texas, last week ended in a fiery crash and a standoff along I-30. The driver of the stolen truck, Jose Luis Cano Olivas, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.

Jose Luis Cano Olivas (Fort Worth Police Department photo)Jose Luis Cano Olivas (Fort Worth Police Department photo)

A report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the chase began Friday afternoon, June 9, when Olivas, driving a stolen tractor pulling a flatbed trailer, fled police. The chase ended in Arlington after Olivas struck another vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall of the Cooper Street overpass.

During the chase, as many as five vehicles were struck and 12 people injured, though none seriously, according to the Star-Telegram.

A standoff with police continued for at least two hours, but ended without further incident at 3:20 p.m. Central.

The newspaper also reports the owner of Pesado Transport in Socorro near El Paso confirmed the tractor and attached flatbed trailer were stolen from that company.