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Man identified in high speed chase with help from citizens of Clovis

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Clovis Police have identified a Clovis man that was involved with a high-speed car chase with the help of many tips from the citizens of Clovis.

On July 9, with the help of anonymous tips, the driver of the vehicle involved in the July 7 vehicle pursuit was identified as 19-year-old Blake Turl of Clovis. Search warrants were obtained and a .22 caliber revolver was recovered from Turl’s bedroom. The Dodge Stratus was also located and had been spray painted a different color.

On July 7, at around 11:36 in the evening, a Detective with the Clovis Police Department was in the area of 10th and Ash when a vehicle passed him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle in question was a dark blue Dodge Stratus. The vehicle did not have a license plate or any type of registration displayed. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle in the area of 8th and Sycamore where the vehicle pulled over and came to a stop. As the Detective exited his unit, the driver of the Dodge Stratus put the vehicle in reverse, striking the detective unit. After fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed, a pursuit ensued which led to the area of the McDonalds restaurant located at Mabry and Schepps. The Detective reported the vehicle pulling over, then the driver stuck his arm out the window and fired several shots with a handgun, presumably in the Detective’s direction.

A warrant for Turl was obtained in reference to this case and served at the Curry County Adult Detention Center where he was incarcerated and awaiting court on other charges. Turl is currently facing the charges of; assault with intent to commit a violent felony on a peace officer, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, tampering with evidence, and injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle.

“At this time the Clovis Police Department would like to thank the citizens who stepped forward to supply the tips that eventually lead to this arrest.”

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