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Ennis, Rice police put end to speeding biker’s joyriding

Police departments collaborate to catch fleeing suspect
A 27-year-old biker with a penchant for speeding was arrested Sunday afternoon once Ennis and Rice police were able to stop the suspect from fleeing authorities at more than 100 mph.
Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said at 4:19 p.m., while parked at I-45 and Burnett Street to work radar detection along the highway, Officer Mark Mahoney spotted a motorcycle approaching at a high rate of speed in the southbound lanes of traffic. Mahoney reported the radar detector confirmed the biker was traveling at 110 mph.
While Mahoney approached I-45 he reported the suspect slowed down, made eye contact with the officer and sped away.
Ennis police advised other law enforcement agencies of the fleeing suspect and a description of the driver was given. Mahoney stated he lost the suspect when he entered a construction zone but was able to relocate the man near the 233 mile marker.
Rice police assisted Ennis officers in stopping the suspect and a search was conducted. Police found a handgun in a holster on the suspect, which the man had a license for.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Ennis police department without further incident.
Hopson said the motorcycle would possibly be seized.
Benjamin Stokes, 27, of Irving was charged with evading with a motor vehicle.
Assault arrest made
Ennis police arrested a man for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Saturday.
According to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, at 4:52 a.m. Corporal Rodney Rickman was dispatched to the 400 block of S. Chatfield Street in reference to an assault. Rickman spoke with the victim who stated her boyfriend had slapped and pushed her.
Rickman saw red marks on the woman’s neck and a torn shirt she was wearing at the time of the incident.
The suspect was still at the residence when Rickman arrived and was placed under arrest.
Fernando Gonzalez, 27, of Ennis was charged with assault.

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